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NYDFS Approves First Gold-Backed Virtual Currency
The New York State Department of Financial Services ("NYDFS") authorized an existing NYDFS licensee to offer a gold-backed virtual currency.
United States
11 Sep 2019
SEC Charges "Financial Guru" In ICO Fraud Scheme
The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York froze the assets of a "self-described financial guru" charged with defrauding
United States
16 Aug 2019
Global Regulators Express Concern With Libra Network's Ability To Protect Consumer Data
Data protection and privacy enforcement regulators expressed concern with the lack of information provided by Facebook and other members of the Libra Network regarding the proposed cryptocurrency.
United States
8 Aug 2019
SEC Staff Says Tokens To Be Used For Video Games Are Not Securities
The SEC Division of Corporation Finance granted no-action relief to a tech company that has developed, and seeks to distribute, a blockchain-based token (the "Quarter") for use on online gaming platforms.
United States
1 Aug 2019
G7 Regulators Agree On General Concepts As To Competition In The Digital Economy
The G7 competition authorities presented a paper reflecting a common understanding on "how competition plays out in the digital economy."
29 Jul 2019
Facebook Executive Responds To Regulatory Concerns Over Proposed Cryptocurrency
A Facebook executive responded to regulatory concerns over the company's proposed blockchain-based cryptocurrency, "Libra."
United States
25 Jul 2019
Facebook Agrees To Work With IRS To Address Cryptocurrency Concerns
A Facebook executive stated that the company would work with the IRS on the tax reporting of digital currency transactions.
United States
24 Jul 2019
House Financial Services Committee Considers Testimony On Implications Of Libra
Members of the U.S. House Committee on Financial Services considered testimony on the potential impact of Facebook's proposed Libra cryptocurrency on consumers, investors and the global financial system.
United States
24 Jul 2019
House Financial Services Committee Chair Asks Facebook To Pause Development Of Proposed Cryptocurrency
In a letter to Facebook executives, Chair of the House Financial Services Committee Maxine Waters (D-CA) and four Democratic representatives requested
United States
16 Jul 2019
BIS Urges Regulators To Address Emergence Of Large Technology Firms In Financial Markets
The Bank for International Settlements ("BIS") urged regulators to implement policies and regulations that address the emergence of big technology ("big tech") firms in financial markets.
United States
9 Jul 2019
Facebook Unveils Plans For Blockchain-Based Cryptocurrency "Libra"
Facebook unveiled plans to create "Libra," a new blockchain, digital currency and smart contract platform intended to reach a global audience.
United States
3 Jul 2019
SEC Commissioner Criticizes Agency For Limiting Investor Access To New Products
SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce criticized the agency for limiting investors' access to new types of investment products.
United States
13 Jun 2019
SEC Charges Tech Company With Sale Of Unregistered Digital Tokens
The SEC charged a Canadian issuer with the offer and sale of an unregistered initial coin offering ("ICO") to U.S. investors.
United States
10 Jun 2019
SEC Commissioner Urges Agency To Eliminate Outdated Rules
SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce called on the Commission to develop a culture for the periodic elimination of outdated rules.
United States
6 Jun 2019
OCC Underscores Risks Facing Federal Banking System
In its Semiannual Risk Perspective for Spring 2019, the OCC described the condition of banks as "strong" as far as capital, leverage and short-term performance
United States
6 Jun 2019
OCC Underscores Risks For Small Banks
In its Semiannual Risk Perspective for Spring 2019, the OCC described banks as being in generally good shape as far as capital, leverage and short-term performance.
United States
4 Jun 2019
SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce Criticizes SEC For Lack Of Clarity On Jurisdiction Over ICOs
SEC Commissioner Hester M. Peirce criticized the SEC for failing to clarify how it applies the "Howey Test" (SEC v. W.J. Howey Co.) to digital assets used in initial coin offerings ("ICOs").
United States
28 May 2019
Subject To Strict Conditions, SEC Agrees That "Tokens" To Pay For Services Are Not "Securities"
The SEC Division of Corporation Finance granted no-action relief to an airline chartering business incorporated in Delaware from the registration requirement relating to offering and selling "tokenized" jet cards.
United States
17 Apr 2019
SEC Publishes "Framework" For Determining If Digital Assets Are "Securities"
The SEC provided a "framework for analysis" to help market participants evaluate whether the federal securities laws apply to the offer, sale or resale of a specific digital asset.
United States
17 Apr 2019
Former CFTC Chair Urges Congress To Strengthen Regulation For Crypto-Assets
In a Brookings Institute working paper, former CFTC Chair Timothy Massad urged Congress to bolster regulation of crypto-assets.
United States
4 Apr 2019
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