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Venable LLP | USA | 29 May 2018

Beaches and Bitcoins: Remarks by SEC Commissioner Peirce

At the Medici Conference held on May 2, 2018, SEC Commissioner Hester M. Peirce delivered a speech outlining the challenges that arise with innovation


Venable LLP | USA | 14 May 2018

Finders and Unregistered Broker-Dealers

In the last few years, we have seen a number of important developments in the securities laws related to finders and broker-dealer registration


Venable LLP | USA | 15 Mar 2018

House Subcommittee on Capital Markets, Securities, and Investment Holds Hearing Examining Cryptocurrencies and ICOs

The Subcommittee on Capital Markets, Securities, and Investment held a hearing, "Examining Cryptocurrencies and ICO Markets," this past Wednesday


Venable LLP | USA | 8 Feb 2018

Senate Banking Committee Holds Hearing on Virtual Currencies - Warns of Celebrity Endorsements

The Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs held a hearing on Tuesday on virtual currencies and the role of the Securities and


Venable LLP | USA | 23 Jan 2018

Navigating the Uncharted Waters of Cryptocurrency: Are Pre-Network Launch Tokens Securities?

Much attention has been focused lately on guidance issued by and ultimately actions brought by the SEC and CFTC relating to cryptocurrencies. In a


Venable LLP | USA | 27 Nov 2017

SEC Issues Section 3(c)(5)(C) No-Action Guidance

Section 3(c)(5)(C) of the Investment Company Act of 1940 provides an exclusion from the definition of investment company for any person who is


Venable LLP | USA | 10 Aug 2017

Is the Token Booth Closed? Initial Coin Offerings and the Federal Securities Laws

Initial coin offerings (ICOs or "Token Sales") typically involve the offer and sale of digital assets utilizing distributed ledger or blockchain


Venable LLP | USA | 14 Jun 2017

Inadvertent Custody: Don't Let It Happen to You!

Earlier this year, the SEC's Division of Investment Management issued a Guidance Update regarding "inadvertent custody." It's important, so we


Venable LLP | USA | 13 Sep 2016

New Requirements for Algorithmic Traders May Prove Challenging

Algorithmic trading has occupied an increasingly prominent role on Wall Street. The "flash crash" in 2010 and its aftermath began to pique the


Venable LLP | USA | 25 Jul 2016

A Tale of Two Vice Presidents: Pay-to-Play and the Running Mates

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. For investment advisers and others subject to the pay-to-play rules, that is. Although both vice

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