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ICO Issuers that Sold Unregistered Securities May Not Be Able to Pay Penalties Assessed by the SEC. What Happens Now?

Last week, Crowdfund Insider referred to several Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) enforcement actions that addressed the sale of unregistered securities by issuers of initial coin offerings (ICOs). Penalties assessed by the SEC are now coming due for several prominent enforcement actions brought by the… Read More

Telegram Enforcement Action: “A reminder that the SEC not only has considerable enforcement tools but is willing to use them”

Last week, Crowdfund Insider reported on the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) enforcement action against Telegram and the issuance of Gram tokens. The move by the SEC is a doozy and telling. First, Telegram sold about $1.7 billion in a SAFT (simple agreement for future… Read More

Former Member of SEC’s Cyber Unit, Philip Moustakis, Comments on ICOBox Enforcement Action: “a Somewhat Irresistible Case for SEC Staff”

Yesterday, Crowdfund Insider covered the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) enforcement action brought against ICOBox and its founder Nikolay Evdokimov. The complaint by the SEC specifically targeted ICOBox’s own initial coin offering (ICO) and the fact that ICOBox provided services to other ICOs acting like… Read More

Kik is the First Major ICO SEC Enforcement Action: “The First Shoe Has Finally Dropped.”

Kik’s Hail Mary Pass. As Crowdfund Insider reported earlier today, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has publicly revealed the allegations against Kik and the issuance of the Kin tokens. In 2017, Kik completed an initial coin offering (ICO) that raised a whopping $100 million… Read More

A Problem with Crypto-Assets that are Securities: They Can be Plastic in Nature

Last week, Crowdfund Insider reported on the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) consultation pertaining to “crypto asset trading platforms” or “CTPs.” As part of the consultation, IOSCO presented a series of issues and risks affiliated with digital assets and the trading of these assets… Read More

Former SEC Senior Counsel Philip Moustakis Joins Law Firm of Seward & Kissel to Support Blockchain & Crypto Practice

A former Securities and Exchange Commission Senior Counsel, Philip Moustakis, has joined the law firm Seward & Kissel LLP to support the firm’s Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Group. Moustakis worked in the SEC’s New York Regional Office and pursued many different investigations during his tenure including charges… Read More

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