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Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP | USA | 4 Apr 2019

SEC Adopts Rules to Implement FAST Act Mandate to Modernize and Simplify Disclosure

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC or Commission), on March 20, 2019, voted to adopt amendments to modernize and simplify certain disclosure


Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP | USA | 20 Mar 2019

Colorado Enacts Digital Token Act

The latest state to confront the utility token issue, Colorado, recently enacted the Digital Token Act (the Act). The Act amends the provisions of the


Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP | USA | 12 Mar 2019

Seeking Clarity in the Use of Blockchain Technology for Securities Trading

The Council of Institutional Investors (CII) and Templum, Inc. (Templum) each recently submitted comments to the SEC to call for the agency to embrace


Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP | USA | 15 Aug 2018

Tip of the Week: Number of Shares to Register under a Form S-8

The purpose of this post is to remind the reader to carefully think about the number of shares that should be registered under a Form S-8 Registration


Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP | USA | 2 Jul 2018

U.S. Judge Finds That Centra Tech Token Is a Security

On June 25, 2018, a magistrate judge of the U.S. District Court of the Southern District of Florida released a report finding that cryptocurrency


Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP | USA | 12 Mar 2018

SEC Staff Issues Statement on Platforms for Trading Digital Assets

On March 7, 2018, staff of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in the Division of Enforcement and Division of Trading and Markets issued a


Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP | USA | 26 Feb 2018

Supreme Court Narrowly Interprets Dodd-Frank’s Definition of Whistleblower

Last week, the United States Supreme Court released its decision in Digital Realty Trust v. Somers, where the Court unanimously adopted a narrow


Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP | USA | 17 Jan 2018

Securities Regulators Expand Oversight of ICO Market and Digital Currency

The Initial Coin Offering (“ICO”) market exploded in 2017 with almost $4 billion of investments. Securities regulators in the United States have


Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP | USA | 17 Aug 2017

SEC Warns Initial Coin Offerings May Be Subject to US Federal Securities Laws

In 2017, over $1.3 billion has been raised by start-ups through Initial Coin Offerings ("ICOs"), a relatively new form of financing technique in which


Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP | USA | 6 Jul 2017

Coverage for “Counterfeit” Securities: Imitation of an Original vs. Imitation of the Original

Coverage often turns on the meaning of a single word or phrase in an insurance policy. The definition of “counterfeit” in financial institution bonds

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