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SEC Director of Investment Management Dalia Blass: Bitcoin Futures Interval Fund “Close to Launch”

Dalia Blass, director of the Security and Exchange Commission’s (SEC’s) Division of Investment Management told an audience at the 2019 ICI Securities Law Developments Conference this week, “that a registered closed-end interval fund with a bitcoin futures strategy is preparing to launch.” According to Investopedia: “An interval fund is… Read More

SEC’s Associate Director of Enforcement Appearing at NYU Women in Cybersecurity Event

Carolyn Welshhans, the SEC’s Associate Director of Enforcement, will be speaking on a panel at New York University’s (NYU’s) Women Leaders in Cybersecurity event December 5th. According to a tweet from the SEC, Welshhans will be discussing the SEC Enforcement Division’s, “approach to cybersecurity issues,… Read More

SEC Conference: The State of Our Securities Markets – Washington, DC

The conference will bring together current and former government officials and experts from different areas of the private sector to explore and discuss the ever-changing economic, risk and market environment and what those changes mean for the structure and function of the securities markets. Areas… Read More

SEC Selects Kristina Littman as New Cyber Unit Chief

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has appointed Kristina Littman as Chief of the Division of Enforcement’s Cyber Unit, a specialized unit that focuses on protecting investors and markets from cyber-related misconduct. Littman succeeds Robert Cohen, who left the Commission in August 2019.  Cohen was… Read More

Doug Ellenoff Comments on SEC Concept Release on Regulatory Harmonization: “The SEC has considerable rule making authority to make the changes it believes necessary”

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced a significant review of the securities exemption ecosystem in June of this year. During the past few decades, the Commission, with some help from Congress, has updated and added to the many rules that regulate private securities offerings…. Read More

Distributed Cybersecurity Firm Gladius Dissolves Operations without Complying with SEC Order to Reimburse Investors

Gladius, a “distributed” cybersecurity firm, has reportedly dissolved its operations without complying with the orders from the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to reimburse the project’s investors. Alex Godwin, the company’s co-founder and CTO, confirmed the dissolution of the firm through a message sent… Read More

Bitcoin Store: UK Citizen and Fraudster Renwick Haddow Barred by SEC

Renwick Haddow, a UK citizen who allegedly perpetrated multiple frauds, has received additional sanctions from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Haddow apparently also adopted the alias “Jonathan Black.” Haddow was previously disqualified as a director of any United Kingdom company for eight years, and… Read More

SEC Schedules Conference on “The State of Our Securities Markets”

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has scheduled a conference tackling the topic of “The State of Our Securities Markets.” The event, which is open to the public, will take place on December 4th, 2019 at SEC HQ on F Street in Washington, DC. The… Read More

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

China Rapid Finance Regains Compliance With New York Stock Exchange’s Continued Listing Requirements

China Rapid Finance Limited (NYSE: XRF), one of China’s largest consumer lending marketplaces, announced on Thursday two developments that mark significant progress in regaining compliance with the New York Stock Exchange’s Continued Listing requirements. China Rapid Finance reported that it completed its 2018 financial statement audit… Read More

Payments Software Firm Bill.com Is Planning to Raise $100 Million via an IPO

Payment software firm Bill.com is planning to raise $100 million through an initial public offering (IPO), according to a recent filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Established in 2006 by PayCycle co-founder René Lacerte, Bill.com provides cloud-based business payments and offers a… Read More

Final Judgement: VERI ICO Ordered to Pay $9.5 Million Penalty for Violation of Securities Law

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has announced the final judgment in regards to the Veri initial coin offering (ICO) which was deemed to be sales of unregistered securities. Veritaseum, Inc. and Veritaseum, LLC  along with Reginald Middleton have been ordered to pay a $9.5… Read More

Private Equity Has Better Returns & Lower Volatility than Public Markets: Will the SEC Make it Easier for Retail Investors to Gain Access to this Asset Class?

Earlier this week there was a meeting of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) Small Business Capital Formation Advisory Committee. During the meeting, the Committee discussed the SEC’s Concept Release on regulatory harmonization and several topics specifically. First, was the subject of access to capital… Read More

Report: Some Crypto Firms that Settled with the SEC May Not be Able to Cover Mandated Settlements

Some cryptocurrency firms that were the target of the Securities and Exchange Commission Division of Enforcement may not be able to adhere to the agreed-upon settlements, according to WSJ.com. Paragon and Airfox are both mentioned in the report. The two companies were deemed to have… Read More

Telegram Files Response to SEC Action Blocking US Token Sales

Lawyers for Telegram have responded to the SEC complaint that led a judge in October to temporarily forbid the sale of GRAM tokens to retail investors in the US. Telegram, provider of a popular encrypted messaging app (Messenger) that permits anonymous communicating, was started by… Read More

Sara Hanks Comments on SEC Concept Release, Defends Reg A+, Advocates on Behalf of Companies in Need of Growth Capital

Last week, a meeting of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Investor Advisory Committee (IAC) held a meeting. On the agenda was the topic of the SEC’s concept release on regulatory harmonization. The concept release was initiated in recognition of the current ecosystem of private… Read More

Crypto Mom: SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce Says Lack of Regulatory Framework has Harmed Digital Asset Innovation

SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce delivered a speech, entitled Broken Windows, addressing SEC enforcement actions earlier this week. Peirce reviewed the topic in advance of the annual report on such actions. The SEC Division of Enforcement is the largest Division within the Commission. According to the… Read More

SEC Chairman Jay Clayton: Main Street investors should be able to invest in the private market on terms similar to those available to institutional investors

Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chairman Jay Clayton has re-affirmed his belief that retail investors should have a compliant path to access more private securities offerings. While initial public offerings (IPOs) have morphed into an exit opportunity for big money where retail investors end up… Read More

SEC Small Business Capital Formation Advisory Committee Posts Agenda for Upcoming Meeting

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Small Business Capital Formation Advisory Committee has posted its agenda for its upcoming meeting this month. Included on the list of topics, is the effort by the SEC to harmonize the exempt offering ecosystem. The SEC officially closed comments… Read More

SEC Division of Enforcement Annual Report: “A diverse mix of 862 enforcement actions” including ICOs and Digital Assets

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Division of Enforcement, has published its annual report on enforcement. The Division of Enforcement is the largest division at the SEC. The report states that, during the fiscal year, the SEC brought “a diverse mix of 862 enforcement actions,… Read More

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