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Finders: Is the SEC Finally Ready to Clarify this Cloudy Issue for Startups and Other Private Companies?

  In an effort to address an issue that has frustrated the business community for years, including startups, tech companies, and “finders,” the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) published a proposed conditional exemption for finders on October 7, 2020. Under the proposal, people (i.e.,… Read More

SEC Small Business Capital Formation Advisory Committee Schedules Meeting for April 30th

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Small Business Capital Formation Advisory Committee, has scheduled a meeting for Friday, April 30, 2021, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (ET). This will be a virtual meeting and the event will be open to the public via a… Read More

Gary Gensler Approved by Senate as Chairman of the SEC

In a floor vote yesterday, the US Senate approved the selection of Gary Gensler as the next Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission. The current SEC Commissioners joined in welcoming the new Chair stating: “A warm congratulations to Gary Gensler on his Senate confirmation… Read More

Pushing Through the Fintech Frontier: Financial Regulators Poised to Expand Fintech and Cryptocurrency Oversight


President Joe Biden’s young administration is poised to deliver heightened – and perhaps unprecedented – regulatory scrutiny of the exploding Fintech industry.  The groundwork for a more active regulatory regime has been set over the course of the past decade.  Prior administrations harnessed existing enforcement… Read More

Gensler’s and Chopra’s Nominations to SEC and CFPB Move to Full Senate for Vote

Last week, the Senate Banking Committee voted to 14-10 to move forward with Gary Gensler’s nomination as the Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission. On the same day, the vote was taken on Rohit Chopra and his nomination as Director of the Consumer Financial… Read More

Jackson Mueller of Securrency Comments on Incoming SEC Chairman Gary Gensler

Last week the Senate Banking Committee held a confirmation hearing for Gary Gensler, the individual selected by President Biden to lead the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Gensler is well known to Washington, DC having previously been Chairman of the Commodities Futures Trading Commission during… Read More

Nomination Hearing Today for Gary Gensler for SEC Chairman, in Prepared Remarks Gensler States: “Markets—and technology—are always changing. Our rules have to change along with them”

Gary Gensler, selected by President Joe Biden to become the Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), is having his nomination hearing today in the Senate Banking Committee. If approved, Gensler will take the helm of the Commission and perhaps see it through a… Read More

Presidential Action Taken by Biden Administration May Delay Investment Crowdfunding Improvements

Yesterday, Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff Ronald Klein distributed a Presidential Action by President Joe Biden that is poised to impact recent improvements to security crowdfunding including the Reg CF and Reg A+ exemption. Entitled Regulatory Freeze Pending Review, President Biden has… 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

Former CFTC Chairperson and Current MIT Lecturer Says Crypto “Probably” Needs More Regulation Than Commodities

Former CFTC Chairperson and Current MIT Lecturer Gary Gensler told reporters at Bloomberg Monday that cryptocurrency markets need more protection than commodities: “The pure cash cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin need more protection, and probably more protection, than, frankly, even the oil markets and corn and wheat.”… Read More

Ethereum Co-Founder Joseph Lubin Confident Ethereum “Not a Security”

Ethereum co-founder and Consensys founder Joseph Lubin told The Street last week that he is “extremely comfortable” that Ethereum does not qualify as a security under US law. “We spent a tremendous amount of time with lawyers in the U.S. and in other countries…it never… Read More

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