Securities Law

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Ontario Regulatory Agency Alleges Poloniex Violated Securities Law
The Ontario Securities Commission says the Seychelle Islands-based trading platform did not register as an exchange.
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New Bipartisan Bill Would Classify Digital Tokens as Commodities, Not Securities, in US
A bill introduced by Rep. Tom Emmer could clarify the status of digital tokens issued as part of a securities offering under securities law.
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SEC Moves to Freeze Assets of Alleged $12M Crypto Investment Scam
The SEC is trying to freeze the assets of a cryptocurrency mining and multilevel marketing scheme that it claimed bilked investors of $12 million.
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BitClave Search Engine Agrees to Pay Back $25M ICO in Settlement With SEC
BitClave will pay back over $25 million in a settlement with the SEC stemming from a 2017 token sale.
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Telegram Agrees to Give SEC Bank Records, Communications in Ongoing TON Lawsuit
Telegram will fork over bank records and communications with its investors in an agreement with the SEC as part of the agency's ongoing lawsuit.
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US Court Dismisses Lawsuit Over Riot Blockchain's Crypto Pivot
A U.S. judge has dismissed a lawsuit alleging the firm changed its name to include "blockchain" in 2017 to boost its share price.
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Crypto Industry Lauds Token Safe Harbor, but Warns of Risks
Crypto advocates are praising SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce’s token “safe harbor” proposal, though not without questioning the details.
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SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce Proposes 3-Year Safe Harbor Period for Crypto Token Sales
SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce has unveiled her proposal to create a safe harbor for crypto startups, allowing them three years to build out their networks before having to ad...
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Federal Judge Orders Kik Technical Advisor to Sit for Deposition With SEC
Kik technical advisor Tanner Philp must sit for another deposition in the company's ongoing legal fight with the SEC over its 2017 token sale, a federal judge ruled Wednesday.
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The SEC Just Appointed Its First-Ever Crypto Czar
One of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's leading officials on the cryptocurrency and token sale front just got a promotion.
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