Tagged: dao

Initial Coin Offering Attorneys Beware, You Could Be Next!

Following the SEC’s recent initial subpoena offerings (pun intended) targeting initial coin offering (ICO) issuers, many believe the SEC might now turn its sights toward some of the gatekeepers involved in the subject ICOs, including the attorneys. Some attorneys practicing in the ICO space have… Read More

Moving Forward with Cryptocurrency Regulation in 2018

Two months into 2018, it feels a little like the calm before a regulatory storm in terms of cryptocurrency regulation.  A series of pronouncements and announcements from the SEC toward the end of 2017 and beginning of 2018 gave industry insiders more clarity on what… Read More

A 21st Century “Kodak Moment”: the Kodak and WENN Digital Security Token Sale

“Photography is more than a medium for factual communication of ideas. It is a creative art.” – Ansel Adams The past year has witnessed a flurry of remarkable “initial coin offerings,” or ICOs.  The pending KODAKCoin digital token sale jointly announced by Kodak and WENN… Read More

Food for Thought: SEC Turns Up the Heat on Utility Token Sales

  This article is written by the authors solely in their personal capacities, and the views expressed are the authors’ own and do not necessarily reflect the views of their employer or any other person.  This article does not constitute, and should not be relied… Read More

Should there be a Remediation Program for ICOs that Did Not File the Proper Securities Exemption ?

The Securities and Exchange Commission has messaged strongly their intent to enforce the need for Initial Coin Offerings to file for the appropriate exemption.  Yes. there is the ongoing debate as to when a digital token becomes a security but fairly recently Securities and Exchange… Read More

French Firms Form An Association To Weigh in on Cryptocurrency Investment

French firms have formed an association to foster the sustainable growth of the cryptocurrency investment sector and weigh in on its governance. Among other things, they hope to build on progressive regulations such as the French decree that allowed crowdlending securities called minibons to be… Read More

SEC’s Division of Corporate Finance & Enforcement Issue Joint Statement on ICO Report

The SEC Division of Corporate Finance and Enforcement have jointly published a public statement regarding the DAO investigation and the ensuing report and cautionary statement on ICOs. The two powerful branches of the SEC came together in recognition of the changing world of finance as… Read More

The SEC ICO & DAO Announcement Decoded & Explained in Simple, Layman’s English

My Facebook Messenger was blowing up this afternoon. “OMG Have you seen this?” “What does this mean?” “Can you explain what this says in stupid people talk?” They were all referring to today’s SEC  announcement on ICOs. So, I’ll take 15 minutes from what was… Read More

Here is the SEC Investigative Report on ICOs that Will Squelch Emerging ICO Market

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued an investigate report on the fast growing Initial Coin Offering (ICO) market that will squelch the ICO market, at least in the US. The report, embedded below, was specifically directed at the DAO or Decentralized Autonomous Organization that… Read More

SEC Issues Investigative Report on ICOs. Cautions Investors that Issuers are Subject to Federal Securities Law

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued an investigative report today that may chill the booming Initial Coin Offering (ICO) market that has experienced hockey stick like growth in recent months.  The SEC cautioned market participants that sales of digital assets by “virtual” organizations are… Read More

Eyes Wide Shut: ICOs as a New Path to Startup Fundraising (Password Required)

This article is my attempt at providing a definitive guide to the complex, and so far, self-regulated, landscape of ICOs. Warning: mature content. What on Earth is ICO? Just as how in the ancient movie “Eyes Wide Shut” the password “fidelio” gave access to a… Read More