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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 Ethereum Free Pass, Fair Notice and the Fight Ahead

By John E. Deaton, Founder and Host, CryptoLaw. I believe we have reached a turning point in the fight against the Securities and Exchange Commission’s unfair and abusive treatment of XRP holders in its lawsuit against Ripple. So much evidence has come out in this case that exposes the outrageous actions of the SEC and […]
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SEC v. Ripple: Did The Government Fail To Prove It...

By Hassan Tyler. January 19, 2023. (ValueWalk). The saga for what Forbes has called “ the cryptocurrency trial of the century” looks as if it is about to enter its closing stages. Final briefs on summary judgment were filed in November of last year by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the payments software company Ripple Labs […]
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A Question for Congress: Why Didn’t the SEC Stop FTX?

By Hal Scott and John Gulliver. January 18, 2023. (Wall Street Journal). The Securities and Exchange Commission brought an enforcement action last week against the cryptocurrency brokerages Genesis Global Capital and Gemini Trust. As with the failure of crypto exchange FTX, the SEC is late to the game—likely too late for the 340,000 U.S. customers affected by […]
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S.E.C. Charges Crypto Companies With Offering Unregistered Securities

By Ephrat Livni. January 12, 2023. (New York Times). The Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday charged the cryptocurrency lender Genesis Global Capital and the cryptocurrency exchange Gemini Trust with offering unregistered securities through a program that promised investors high interest on deposits. The S.E.C. said that Genesis, a subsidiary of Digital Currency Group, and […]
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