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SEC Charges Three Individuals with Digital Asset Fraud Regarding Start Options, Bitcoiin2Gen

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has filed charges against Kristijan Krstic, founder of Start Options and Bitcoiin2Gen, and John DeMarr, said to be the primary U.S.-based promoter for these companies, for fraudulently induced investors to buy digital asset securities. The complaint states that Krstic… Read More

Digital Asset Exchange Coinbase to Go Public through a Direct Listing Instead of Conducting an IPO

Digital asset exchange Coinbase has confirmed its plans to become a publicly-traded company “pursuant to a proposed direct listing of its Class A common stock.” Coinbase Global, Inc. noted in a blog post published on January 28, 2021, that the proposed listing is “expected to… Read More

US SEC Is Actively Looking at Stablecoins, and May Closely Examine Decentralized Finance or DeFi Platforms

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) confirmed that it will be actively looking at stablecoins which are digital assets pegged 1-to-1 with major world currencies such as the US dollar, British pound, the Euro, the Singapore dollar, among many others. Nisa Amoils, a securities… Read More

SEC Small Business Capital Formation Advisory Committee Publishes Agenda for Next Week’s Meeting

The Securities and Exchange Commission has posted the agenda for the meeting of the Small Business Capital Formation Advisory Committee. According to a release, the Committee’s morning session will feature representatives from exchanges and platforms who will share some of the trends and dynamics they… Read More

Former CFTC Chair Gary Gensler Selected to be Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, Lauded for Being Fintech Friendly

Gary Gensler, the former Commodities Futures Trading Commissioner Chair, has been selected by President-elect Joe Biden to helm the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Gensler previously led the CFTC during the Obama administration. Prior to the CFTC, Gensler spent 18 years at Goldman Sachs. He is… Read More

SEC Commissioner Peirce Disagrees with Portion of Wireline Settlement Regarding SAFT

Earlier today, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) posted a settlement pertaining to Wireline and a SAFT offering that took place in 2018. According to the complaint, the SEC states that: “… between January and September 2018, Wireline, an early-stage project focused on the development… Read More

After Long Wait, Updates to Crowdfunding Exemptions Publish in Federal Register with New Rules Effective in March

After a long delay, final rules approved by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) have made their way over to the Federal Register. By being published in the Federal Register, the clock begins ticking as to when the new rules become available to use by… Read More

Ripple Comments on Recent Market Participant Activity, Plans Response to SEC in a Few Weeks

Ripple, the creator of XRP – one of the largest cryptocurrencies in the world by market cap, has posted a brief comment on “recent market participant activity” following XRPs dive in value. XRP began to sink following the revelation of an enforcement action by the… Read More

The Five Biggest Crowdfunding Stories of 2020

Online capital formation has emerged as an effective path for private companies to raise much-needed growth capital fueling innovation and creating jobs. Once the realm of VCs and angel investors only, investment crowdfunding now enables retail investors to access promising young firms at an early… Read More

XRP Continues March Lower as Big Exchanges Halt Trading Following SEC Enforcement Action Targeting Ripple

XRP continues to sink in value following the rolling news that more crypto exchanges are deciding to halt trading the digital asset.  On December 22nd, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) revealed an enforcement action targeting Ripple that alleges the sale of $1.38 billion in… Read More

SEC Officially Announces Elad Roisman as Acting Chairman

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has announced that President Donald J. Trump has selected Elad L. Roisman as Acting Chairman of the agency. Prior Chairman Jay Clayton departed the Commission on December 23rd. The news of Roisman temporarily taking the helm of the Commission… Read More

Commissioner Elad Roisman to Become Acting Chairman of the SEC

Jay Clayton officially stepped down as the Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission on December 23rd. His departure had been previously announced and anticipated for this month. In a letter sent to President Trump, Clayton said it had been the honor and privilege of… Read More

MoneyGram Claims it Doesn’t Use Ripple’s ODL Platform or RippleNet, while Galaxy Digital, Jump Trading, Simplex Stop Supporting XRP

MoneyGram International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MGI), a major cross-border P2P payments and money transfers service, has issued a statement after a lawsuit was filed by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) against Ripple Labs Inc. MoneyGram stated that it had not “been notified or been… Read More

Bitwise Liquidates XRP Holdings Due to SEC Lawsuit Against Ripple

Bitwise Asset Management, a crypto fund manager since 2017, has announced that the Bitwise 10 Crypto Index Fund (OTCQX: BITW) has liquidated its position in XRP. A Tweet indicated that Bitwise had held an emergency meeting yesterday where the decision was taken to liquidate the… Read More

SEC Posts Consultation on Custody of Digital Assets: Seeks Industry Feedback on Potential Future Action

The Securities and Exchange Commission has issued a statement and request for comment regarding the custody of digital asset securities by broker-dealers. The Commission states that this consultation is in order to encourage innovation around the application of Securities Exchange Act Rule 15c3-3 to digital… Read More

Ripple Support: Cato Director of Financial Regulation Studies Slams Regulation by Enforcement Approach by SEC

Following the announcement of an enforcement action by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) alleging Ripple engaged in the sale of unregistered securities pertaining to XRP, Ripple has countered and executives have publicly countered the claims. Meanwhile, the lawsuit has caused several digital asset exchanges… Read More

SEC Charges Ripple, Christian Larsen and Bradley Garlinghouse, with $1.38 Billion Sale of an Unregistered Security

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has publicly posted the complaint charging Ripple with the sale of an unregistered security. Including in the enforcement action are Christian Larsen, the company’s co-founder, executive chairman of its board, and former CEO; and Bradley Garlinghouse, the company’s current… Read More

Wells Notice: Ripple Publishes First Response to SEC’s Enforcement Action

Ripple has posted a response to a Wells Notice received by the blockchain firm. A Wells Notice is a document sent to an entity or individual giving notice of a pending enforcement action following an investigation by the securities regulator. Yesterday, it was reported that… Read More

Ripple Targeted in SEC Enforcement Action

Ripple, the creator of XRP the third-largest crypto by market cap of over $22 billion, is the target of a Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) enforcement action. Rumors have been circulating for some time now that Ripple had received a Wells Notice – an indication… Read More

ShipChain to Settle with the SEC Following $27.5 Million ICO of SHIP Tokens

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has accepted an offer to settle from ShipChain, a company that apparently raised $27.5 million in an initial coin offering (ICO) for SHIP tokens. The SEC states that ShipChain is a private company that was engaged in developing a… Read More

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