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What Makes A "Utility Token"? - SEC Delivers Rare No-Action Letter To Token Issuer
Last month, the U.S. Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) issued a no-action letter to Pocketful of Quarters, Inc. (PoQ), a Connecticut-based gaming start-up looking to issue tokens on the Ethereum
Canada
4 Sep 2019
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Ontario Securities Commission Approves Settlement With Crypto Consulting Firm
The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) recently approved a settlement agreement with cryptocurrency consulting company CoinLaunch Corp over allegations the company engaged in, and held itself out as engaging in, the business...
Canada
15 Aug 2019
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Cryptocurrency Exchanges To Fall Under Canadian Financial Reporting Regime
The stated goal of the Amendments is to mitigate the money laundering and terrorist financing vulnerabilities specific to cryptocurrencies, while not unduly hindering innovation.
Canada
23 Jul 2019
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Canadian Securities Administrator To Consider Regulatory Framework For Crypto Assets
The Canadian Securities Administrator recently released its 2019-2022 business plan, which reveals the CSA is considering the development of a regulatory regime for crypto assets and crypto trading platforms over the next three years.
Canada
26 Jun 2019
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SEC Sues Canadian Company For Conducting Illegal Token Offering
The complaint also takes aim at the SAFT structure that many token issuers, including Kik, have employed to complete private pre-sale rounds of token financing as exempt securities offerings.
Canada
6 Jun 2019
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Canadian Securities Regulators Propose To Regulate Crypto-Asset Platforms
The Canadian Securities Administrator (CSA) and the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC, together with the CSA, the "Regulators")
Canada
10 Apr 2019
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OSC Cites Public Interest Concerns To Refuse Prospectus Receipt For Bitcoin-Fund
On February 15, 2019, the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) refused to issue a prospectus receipt to 3iQ Corp. (the "Manager") for its prospectus for The Bitcoin Fund (the "Fund") ...
Canada
7 Mar 2019
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Lessons From The SEC's Recent Settlements With Unregistered Cryptocurrency Firms
On September 11, 2018, the SEC announced its settlement of enforcement actions against two issuers engaging in the offer and sale of cryptocurrencies where, for the first time, the firms and their control persons ...
Canada
16 Oct 2018
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Regulatory Authorities To Know Before Doing Business In Crypto
In 2017, 235 initial coin offerings (ICOs) raised almost US$3.7 billion dollars, an increase of 3700% from 2016.
Canada
19 Feb 2018
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ICO Wars: The SEC Strikes Back
The Cyber Unit demonstrated its commitment to Chairman Clayton's direction by bringing two enforcement actions against ICOs in relatively short order.
Canada
4 Jan 2018
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Read This Before Your ICO: Exploring The SAFT Framework For Compliant Token Sales In Canada
To date in 2017, technology startups have raised over US$3 billion through more than 200 initial coin offerings (ICOs).
Canada
13 Dec 2017
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"A Regulatory Super Sandbox" - Ontario Finance Minister Announces Eased Regulations For Financial Startups
On November 7, 2017, Charles Sousa, Minister of Finance for Ontario, delivered a speech to the Toronto Region Board of Trade, in which he mapped out the Government's strategy...
Canada
13 Nov 2017
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Cryptocurrencies: Further Legal Developments
On August 30, we published an Update summarizing guidance from the Canadian Securities Administrators with respect to the potential application of Canadian securities laws to initial coin offerings.
Canada
18 Sep 2017
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Ontario Budget Supports The Technology Sector
On April 27, 2017, the Government of Ontario released the 2017 Ontario Budget, which outlined several spending objectives related to supporting the technology sector.
Canada
12 May 2017
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Europe Opens Up Banking Sector To Fintech Companies
Canadian fintech companies should take note that Europe has take a significant step in opening up the banking sector.
European Union
28 Mar 2017
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Three Major Developments In The Regulation Of Canadian FinTech Companies
As previously discussed in our recent Update, OSC Announces Launch of Innovation Hub for FinTech Companies, the OSC has now officially unveiled the OSC Launchpad.
Canada
3 Nov 2016
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OSC Announces Launch Of Innovation Hub For Fintech Companies
The OSC recently announced the creation of OSC LaunchPad; the first innovation hub introduced by a Canadian securities regulator aimed at improving the integration of Fintech companies...
Canada
16 Oct 2016
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Competition Bureau Initiates FinTech Market Study
On May 19th the Competition Bureau announced it has launched a market study of Canada's financial services technology ("FinTech") sector to determine whether it should be more closely regulated.
Canada
25 May 2016
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