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Federal Court denies SEC Injunction in Blockvest ICO

USA - December 3 2018 On November 28, 2018, the United States District Court for the Southern District of California denied the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s...

Jessica R. Stumacher, Herbert F. Kozlov.


SEC settlement of two ICOs based on sales of unregistered securities: No fraud claims asserted

USA - November 27 2018 On Friday, November 16, 2018, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced that it settled two cases against digital token issuers. The...

Maxwell J. Eichenberger, Herbert F. Kozlov.


SEC in First Enforcement Action Against Token Exchange

USA - November 9 2018 On November 8, 2018, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) settled its first case against an unregistered cryptocurrency exchange...

Le-el Sinai.


Applying Howey, Court Concludes that Centra Token Likely a Security:

USA - July 2 2018 While the SEC continues to target fraudulent crypto-projects, we’ve seen a marked increase in the number of class actions targeting a wider-range of...

Maxwell J. Eichenberger.


Digital token ruled a security under the Howey Test, for now

USA - July 2 2018 With the plaintiffs’ bar setting its sights on initial coin offerings, a body of precedent will soon develop analyzing digital tokens under U.S...

Maxwell J. Eichenberger.