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Virtual Currency Regulation Review
  • Yigal Arnon & Co
  • USA, Israel
  • December 9 2018

On 31 October 2008, Satoshi Nakamoto published a White Paper describing what he referred to as a system for peer-to-peer payments, using a public


ICOs the New IPO? SEC Enforcement and When an ICO is a “Securities Offering”
  • Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
  • USA
  • December 7 2018

Traditionally, a company seeking to raise capital might do so by conducting an initial public offering (IPO), and investors participating in the IPO


Let's get digital: Singapore updates ICO guide
  • Hogan Lovells
  • Singapore
  • December 7 2018

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has published updated guidance for entities that seek to conduct initial coin offerings (ICOs) in the Lion


Federal Judge Rules SEC Failed to Establish ICO Tokens are Securities
  • Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP
  • USA
  • December 6 2018

On November 27, 2018, Judge Gonzalo P. Curiel of the United States District Court for the Southern District of California dealt a temporary setback to


Inside the Courts - An Update From Skadden Securities Litigators
  • Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP
  • USA
  • December 6 2018

This quarter’s issue includes summaries and associated court opinions of selected cases principally decided between September 2018 and October 2018


Influencer Marketing? Beware: The SEC May Knock the Coin Out of You
  • Klein Moynihan Turco LLP
  • USA
  • December 6 2018

Last Thursday, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) announced that it had settled influencer marketing charges brought against professional


SEC Statement on Digital Asset Securities Issuance and Trading
  • HopgoodGanim
  • USA, Australia
  • December 6 2018

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued a statement on 16 November 2018 on digital asset securities issues and trades, reminding


Airfox and Paragon Settle with SEC for Unregistered ICOs: Civil Monetary Penalties Imposed; Rescission and Registration Required
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • December 5 2018

On November 16, the SEC announced that it settled charges against CarrierEQ, Inc. (“Airfox”) and Paragon Coin, Inc. (“Paragon”) for securities


SEC Loses Bid For Preliminary Injunction Halting Initial Coin Offering After Judge Questions Whether It Involved Securities
  • Shearman & Sterling LLP
  • USA
  • December 5 2018

On November 27, 2018, Judge Gonzalo P. Curiel of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California denied a motion for preliminary


SEC KO’s Mayweather
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • December 4 2018

On November 29, 2018, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) brought and settled charges against, and imposed fines on, professional boxer Floyd