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Australian Securities and Investment Commission Issues Inquiries into ICO Issuers to Halt Deceptive Practices

The Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) has taken action to address misleading or deceptive conduct regarding initial coin offerings (ICOs). ASIC announced it was targeting the sale of digital tokens and is issuing inquiries to ICO issuers and their advisers where they identify conduct or… Read More

Australian Government Posts Reasonable Cryptocurrency Tax Obligations

In mid-March, The Government of Australia published tax guidelines for citizens and businesses using cryptocurrencies to invest, make or receive payments. The document, “Tax treatment of cryptocurrencies,” is fairly readable and the compliance procedures outlined quite reasonable. In short: “Our view is that Bitcoin…is an… Read More

New Zealand & Australia Recommit to Collaborate on Fintech

The Financial Markets Authority (FMA) in New Zealand and the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) have re-affirmed their collaboration on the expanding opportunities in Fintech innovation. The two agencies originally entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) back in 2012. Since that time, much… Read More

Securities Commission Malaysia Inks Innovation Cooperation Agreement With Austrian Securities and Investments Commission to Establish Fintech Bridge

Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) announced on Thursday it entered into an Innovation Cooperation Agreement with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) to further promote innovation in fintech services in their markets.  SC Chairman Tan Sri Ranjit Ajit Singh notably signed the agreement with the ASIC… Read More

Australian Securities & Investments Commission Publishes Guides on “Crowd-Sourced Funding”

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) is out with two consultation papers that are guides for crowd-sourced funding (or investment crowdfunding). The first, “Crowd-sourced funding: Guide for public companies,” is consultation seeking feedback for proposed guidance on public companies raising capital online. The second, “Crowd-sourced funding:… Read More

Australian ASIC & Canadian OSC Align to Sign Fintech Pact Reflects Commitment to Emerging Businesses

Under a new agreement, fintech companies in Australia and Ontario will be able to draw on support from the combined resources of their financial regulators as they seek to operate in the others’ market. Signed in Toronto this week, the Australian Securities and Investments Commission… Read More

Speech Delivered by SEC Chairman Elisse Walter for Australian Securities and Investments Commission Forum

Elisse Walter SEC Chairman

Attached is the speech, in it’s entirety, as delivered by SEC Chairman Elisse Walter, presented to the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) which was done by video conference yesterday for the event occurring in Sydney Australia.  While no mention of crowdfunding was directly included… Read More

Tech Startups Urge Change On Crowdfunding Rules

Technology start-ups have urged the Australian Securities and Investments Commission to relax the rules on crowdfunding, a hot new way of raising money using the internet. They warn of a major exodus of local talent to the US to take advantage of changes later this… Read More