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Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP | USA | 9 Jan 2019

The CFTC Wants to Know More About Ether: Your Feedback Could Impact Ether Futures in 2019

The CFTC is giving the public an opportunity to influence its views as they relate to Ethereum, Ether or similar virtual currencies or projects. On

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Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP | USA | 17 Dec 2018

Getting Smarter: CFTC Publishes Smart Contracts Primer

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has joined other agencies in explaining the crypto-related products potentially within its

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Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP | USA | 10 Dec 2018

Despite Alleged Fraud, Judge Denies SEC’s Preliminary Injunction Request Based on Howey

Despite evidence of egregious fraud in the marketing of tokens, a judge in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California recently

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Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP | USA | 19 Nov 2018

EtherDelta Founder’s Settlement with the SEC Has Grim Implications for Smart Contract Developers

The SEC recently brought its first enforcement action against the creator of a “decentralized” digital token trading platform for operating as an

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Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP | USA | 19 Nov 2018

A Foreboding View of Smart Contract Developer Liability

At least one regulator is attempting to provide clarity regarding the potential liability of actors who violate regulations through the use of smart

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Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP | USA | 2 Sep 2016

Commodity Whistleblowers May Hit the Jackpot: Enhanced Bounty Rules in the Works

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC”) is proposing amendments to its Dodd-Frank whistleblower regulations to bring them more in line with

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Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP | USA | 15 Aug 2016

CFTC Announces Actions Addressing Application of the Dodd-Frank Act to Cross-Border Transactions

On August 4, 2016, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announced two separate actions relating to the application of the Dodd-Frank

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Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP | USA | 15 Aug 2016

CFTC Announces Measures to Enhance Protection of Customer Funds

On August 8, 2016, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announced three separate enhancements relating to the protection of customer

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Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP | USA | 28 Jul 2016

CFTC Considers Blockchain Technology

The disruptive effects of blockchain technology on the financial system may take several years to materialize. Nevertheless, in preparation

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Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP | USA | 11 Jul 2016

Federal Reserve Announces Extension of Conformance Period under Section 13 of the Bank Holding Company Act

On July 7, 2016, the Federal Reserve announced that it will extend until July 21, 2017 the conformance period for banking entities to divest

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