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Hinman Investigation: The Chance for the SEC to Get Something Right

By John E. Deaton. It didn’t just take a village. It took an army of activists, lawyers and everyday citizens to demand, insist and even sue the Securities and Exchange Commission to be transparent. From the moment William Hinman got on that stage in San Francisco on June 14, 2018, to declare that Ethereum’s native […]
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The Irony of Interlocutory Appeal

By John E. Deaton. Following Ripple’s victory in July, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) scrambled to save face by filing an appeal that fits their narrative. In August, the SEC sent a letter of intent to move for interlocutory appeal to Judge Torres. The letter outlined the agency’s intent to seek interlocutory appeal on […]
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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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CONFIRMED: SEC Inspector General in “Final Stages” of Investigation on Crypto Conflicts Referred by Empower Oversight

By Empower Oversight. February 15, 2024. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has disclosed that its Office of Inspector General (OIG) is nearing the end of an investigation related to financial conflict of interest issues identified and referred to the OIG by Empower Oversight in May 2022. It’s the first acknowledgment of an open probe […]
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Is Cryptocurrency Like Stocks and Bonds? Courts Move Closer to an Answer.

By Matthew Goldstein and David Yaffe-Bellany. (The New York Times). January 26, 2024. For more than a decade, the pioneers of the cryptocurrency industry envisioned digital coins as an alternate branch of finance, a renegade sector that would operate outside the reach of big banks and government regulators. But as digital currencies like Bitcoin and […]
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Ripple, SEC argue to the very end of years-long legal battle 

By Casey Wagner. (Blockworks). January 25, 2024. The court has handed down its summary judgment and dropped the remaining charges in the case between the Securities and Exchange Commission and Ripple Labs. Despite these developments, the years-long legal battle is far from over. Ripple and the SEC continued to spar this week over one of […]
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