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House Members Send Letter to Secretary Janet Yellen Requesting Clarification on Stablecoins

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US House of Representatives Patrick McHenry, Tom Emmer, and Warren Davidson have co-authored a letter addressed to the Secretary of the US Department of Treasury Janet Yellen. The Congressmen have requested that Yellen clarify her position on stablecoins – digital assets typically tied to fiat… Read More

International Organization of Securities Commissions Issues Report on Stablecoins as Regulation is Certain

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Stablecoins, typically described as digital assets pegged to another asset or basket of assets, are designed to replicate a fiat currency in a digital environment. Stablecoins are frequently utilized in the digital asset sector to seamlessly move between other crypto-assets and into an asset that… Read More

International Organization of Securities Commissions Publishes Report on Risk and Crypto Asset Trading Platforms

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The Board of the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) has published a report on the issues and risks associated with crypto-asset trading platforms. IOSCO is an international organization that represents most of the regulated securities exchanges around the world.  The agency works closely with… Read More

IOSCO Board: Stablecoins Like Libra Can Include Features that are Typical of Regulated Securities

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The International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) has issued a statement on stablecoins. The concept of stablecoins has endured increasing regulatory scrutiny following the announcement by Facebook that it intends to issue Libra – a stablecoin expected to be backed by fiat currency and other… Read More

Digital Chamber of Commerce Comments on IOSCOs Consultation on Crypto Asset Trading Platforms: Balancing Regulation and Innovation

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In May of 2019, the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) kicked off a consultation on “crypto-asset trading platforms” or “CTPs.” The goal of the Consultation is to assist IOSCO members in evaluating the issues and risks relating to trading in digital assets and the… Read More

G20 Finance Ministers Affirm Amended FATF Guidelines for “Crypto Assets” in Fukuoka, Say They’ll Be Adopted in Osaka

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Finance Ministers from the world’s 20 most powerful economies have “…reaffirm(ed) (their) commitment to applying the recently amended FATF Standards to virtual assets and related providers for AML (anti-money laundering) and CFT (anti-terrorist finance),” in a communique issued from a meeting they held this weekend… Read More

IOSCO Looks for Feedback on Consultation Regarding Cryptocurrency Trading Platforms

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The International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) has launched a consultation on “crypto asset trading platforms” or “CTPs.” Crypto exchanges have launched around the world to varying degrees of regulatory compliance – depending on the jurisdiction. IOSCO is the leading international policy forum for securities… Read More

The SEC and CFTC Join in Signing IOSCO Multilateral Memorandum of Understanding on Cross Border Enforcement

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The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) have both signed the IOSCO Enhanced Multilateral Memorandum of Understanding Concerning Consultation and Cooperation and the Exchange of Information (EMMoU). The announcement comes following the 44th Annual International Organization of Securities Commissions… Read More

Here is the List of Global Regulator Statements on Initial Coin Offerings

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The International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) issued a warning statement this past week regarding initial coin offerings (ICO). The IOSCO Board also shared it had established an ICO Consultation Network through which members may discuss their experiences and bring their concerns, including any cross-border… Read More

International Organization of Securities Commissions Issues Warning on Initial Coin Offerings

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The International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) has published a warning on initial coin offerings (ICOs). The Board Communication should come as no surprise as dozens of national securities regulators have published warnings already as public officials struggle to grapple with the concept of digital… Read More

ICOs & Fintech are Topic of Focus at IOSCO Growth and Emerging Markets Committee Meeting

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The International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) held a meeting this past week of the Growth and Emerging Markets (GEM) Committee. This committee is the largest within IOSCO, representing over 75% of their membership. Ranjit Ajit Singh, Chairman, Securities Commission, Malaysia, and Vice Chair of… Read More

SEC Chair White Chats up Crowdfunding at IOSCO Meeting in Peru

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SEC Chair Mary Jo White was in Peru this past week to participate in the 41st Annual IOSCO conference in Lima. During her visit, White presented as part of a panel entitled “New ways for the Financing of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and the… Read More

IOSCO Lists Crowdfunding, Cryptocurrencies on List of Investor Risks

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The International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) has included crowdfunding, bitcoin / cryptocurrencies in their March report as part of their long list of investor risks and concerns regarding financial stability. IOSCO is the international body that brings together securities regulators from around the world…. Read More

International Organization of Securities Commission Publishes Report on Crowdfunding Regulation


The International Organization of Securities Commission (IOSCO) has published a report on the regulation of crowdfunding.  This is a follow on to an IOSCO working paper that was published in 2014 and largely focuses on the potential for fraud and risk.  As national regulations have… Read More

IOSCO Needs to “Wake Up” to Fintech States Secretary General David Wright

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Is IOSCO asleep at the wheel? That appears to be the implication of its current Secretary General David Wright. In a recent interview in Hong Kong, given to Reuters, the leader of the International Organization of Securities Commission rang a Fintech warning bell that his… Read More

IOSCO: P2P Lending Drives Global Investment Crowdfunding Market Over $6 Billion


The International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) has released a working paper entitled Crowd-funding: An Infant Industry Growing Fast. It aims to provide a macro perspective of the global “financial return” or “FR” crowdfunding space. (Can we get a standardized taxonomy?!) The main takeaway from the report… Read More

SEC Chairman Elisse Walter Calls for More International Co-operation

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Current SEC Chairman Elisse Walter will be delivering a speech to the Australian Securities & Investments Commission (ASIC) via video this week where she will address issues of  international co-operation amongst security regulators.  According to The Australian, she was originally to attend the conference but due… Read More

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