Regulatory Actions – ICOs and Digital Trading

Regulators in the digital asset space are focusing a significant amount of attention to Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) and digital asset trading.  Their activities have included addressing the lack of transparency of exchanges that trade digital assets, jurisdictional issues, and the need to consider registration or qualifying for an exemption for ICOs and cryptocurrency-related investments…. READ MORE

Digital Assets and State Regulatory Challenges

One of the challenges for firms regulated by states is the state’s autonomy to both draft and enforce their own laws It is important to be aware of the regulations in any states where you may be conducting business, including the offer or sale of digital assets. A review of state regulations reveals one common… READ MORE

Cryptocurrencies and the Regulatory Challenges Around Them

The complexity and global popularity of cryptocurrencies, or digital assets, has initiated cooperative efforts between the SEC and CFTC to understand and regulate these products. The agencies have jointly testified before Congress and displayed interest in developing meaningful regulations; both agencies have promised additional working groups to pursue joint regulations. On January 24, 2018, the… READ MORE

“Regulation AT” – What You Need To Know About the CFTC’s Proposed Rules for Algorithmic Trading

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC”) on November 24, 2015, unanimously approved a series of proposed risk controls, transparency measures, and other safeguards to “enhance the regulatory regime for algorithmic order origination and electronic trade execution on U.S.-designated markets (“DCMs”) but not on swap execution facilities (“SEFs”).” These proposals, which are set out in a… READ MORE