Browsing the "SEC" Tag

Harbor Now Has Both Broker-Dealer and Transfer Agent Licenses in the US

| William Foxley

Security token startup Harbor has been granted a transfer agent license by the SEC, a month after getting the green light from the CFTC.

SEC, CFTC Charge XBT Corp. With Selling Unregistered Swaps for Bitcoin

| Nikhilesh De and Danny Nelson

The SEC and CFTC have settled charges with XBT Corp. after alleging the company sold unregistered security-based swaps for bitcoin.

Bitmain Seeking US IPO With Confidential SEC Filing: Report

| William Foxley

The bitcoin mining giant is said to have confidentially filed for an IPO in the U.S.

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SEC Blasts Kik’s ‘Void for Vagueness’ Defense of 2017 ICO

| Danny Nelson

Kik wants to depose top SEC officials, and expose that they were making it up as they went. But the SEC is having none of it.

Paxos Wins SEC ‘No-Action’ Letter to Settle Equities on a Blockchain

| Nikhilesh De

The SEC has granted Paxos a no-action letter letting it settle equities products on a private blockchain.

US Financial Regulators Join UK FCA’s ‘Global Sandbox’

| Danny Nelson

Four U.S. regulators joined an international alliance of government regulators seeking to bolster the future of fintech.

Former World Gold Council Exec Develops New Bitcoin ETF

| David Pan

The portfolio manager behind SPDR Gold Shares is developing a bitcoin ETF, but winning SEC approval remains a holy grail in the nascent space.

US Lawmaker Introduces Bill Classifying Stablecoins as Securities

| Nikhilesh De

A draft bill published Tuesday would regulate stablecoins under the Securities Act of 1933.

Telegram Backer Sought Circle Listing Before SEC Halted Token Launch

| Anna Baydakova

A backer of Telegram's blockchain project asked Circle's Poloniex exchange to list the gram token before the SEC halted issuance, court papers show.

SEC’s Court Hearing on Telegram Token Delayed Till Next Year

| Anna Baydakova

The messaging app company and the SEC will now meet next February to debate the regulator's claim the gram token is a security.