SEC Crypto Litigation Ventures Into Dangerous Legal Territory

By John E. Deaton. The US Supreme Court issued the landmark SEC V. Howey decision in 1946, laying out a specific definition of what constitutes a security. Those justices couldn’t have guessed how complex digital commerce over encrypted lines of computer code would fit in almost a century later. The Securities and Exchange Commission under Chairman Gary […]
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The FTX Scandal: Accountability and Regulatory Clarity Are What We Need Now

By John E Deaton I started CryptoLaw to provide everyday investors with a “clearinghouse of information, news and analysis on key U.S. legal and regulatory developments for digital asset holders”. After the massive fraud at FTX was exposed, something that unfolded right under the nose of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), I am only […]
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The SEC Chooses to ‘Regulate’ Cryptocurrencies Via Lawsuit

By Hassan Tyler. RealClear Markets. (September 5, 2023). Over the last two Administrations, successive chairmen of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), from both political parties, have led the agency through an erratic and confusing approach to regulating cryptocurrencies. What both chairmen had in common was a decision to not use rulemaking and public engagement […]
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Ripple Retort: Legal Team Opposes SEC Request for Ruling Appeal

By Martin Young. (Be In Crypto). August 17, 2023. Ripple Refutes SEC Review  Ripple chief legal officer Stuart Alderoty said:  “There is no extraordinary circumstance here that would justify departing from the rule requiring all issues as to all parties to be resolved before an appeal.” An interlocutory appeal occurs when a ruling by a trial […]
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Coinbase wins approval to offer crypto futures trading in US

By Reuters Staff. (Reuters). August 16, 2023. Coinbase Global (COIN.O) said on Wednesday it had secured approval to offer cryptocurrency futures to U.S. retail customers, scoring a major regulatory win even as the crypto exchange battles a lawsuit from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Shares of the company climbed 5.5% to $83.52 in premarket trading. The […]
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