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United States: What happened in 2018 and significant events in 2019

USA - December 14 2018 Although there was much talk of major legislative changes, less happened on the U.S. Congressional front than expected. Much of the changes in the U.S...

Adam Lurie, Danelle Le Cren, Jacques Schillaci, Douglas Tween, Jeff Cohen, Tom Shropshire, Iris Leung.


The ICO TKO? U.S. authorities come out swinging in the latest round of enforcement and regulatory guidance on crypto assets

USA - October 3 2018 As the original cryptocurrency, Bitcoin was created to be a radical alternative to the existing international payments system, where a ‘trusted...

Doug Davison, Caird Forbes-Cockell, Douglas Donahue, Lauren McFadden, Jeff Cohen.


Update: U.S. Resolution Stay Final Rules and the Impact on Special Purpose Vehicles used in Securitizations, Repackagings and other Structured Products

USA - September 11 2018 In September 2017, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (the “Board”) adopted a final rule (the “Final Rule”) imposing restrictions on...

Caird Forbes-Cockell, Douglas Donahue, Lauren McFadden.


ICOs and Regulation in the U.S.

USA - July 16 2018 Over US$7billion is reported to have been raised this year, with over US$5billion raised in 2017, by way of token offerings popularly known as initial...

Caird Forbes-Cockell, Henry Makeham.


U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission issues advisory for virtual currency derivatives

USA - June 6 2018 On May 21, 2018, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) issued a joint staff advisory giving guidance to exchanges and clearinghouses...

Richard Hay, Caird Forbes-Cockell, Douglas Donahue, Lauren McFadden.