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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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When We Face the Government, the Crypto Community Must Unify and Rise

By John E. Deaton, Founder and Host, CryptoLaw. The apparent defeat over the crypto tax reporting measure in the infrastructure bill was a vivid warning.  The U.S. government doesn’t know what it’s doing on crypto, but it’s taking action anyway.  A $2 trillion economic sector is too ripe a target for a government that has […]
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For Clarity on Cryptocurrency, Look to Congress or the Supreme Court

By Curt Levey. August 1, 2022. (The Federalist Society) With the rapid growth of cryptocurrencies have come increasing calls for its regulation and both uncertainty and overreach concerning the applicability of existing rules. If Congress doesn’t address the regulatory confusion, that job may fall to the Supreme Court. Most of the attention has focused on […]
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1 big thing: Regulation by enforcement

By Brady Dale and Crystal Kim. July 25, 2022. (Axios). The Department of Justice yesterday announced the arrests of three people in relation to insider trading on privileged information that belonged to Coinbase, the leading crypto exchange in the U.S. (No doubt, as a reader of this newsletter, you know this already.) But also: The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission brought a […]
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SEC Slapdown Is A Wake-Up Call To Congress

By Roslyn Layton. July 17, 2022. (Forbes) On July 12, the U.S. District Court rejected the Security Exchange Commission (SEC) request to withhold documents on the so-called Hinman speech of 2018. In a highly anticipated ruling in the ongoing SEC v. Ripple case, Magistrate Sarah Netburn denied the SEC’s motion citing attorney-client and deliberate process privileges. The judge slammed the agency […]
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