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In my recent post, I discussed the shortcomings of Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code as applied to Bitcoin. Bitcoin does not fall within the definition of “money” under UCC § 1-201, nor do Bitcoin wallets come within...more
Yesterday I blogged from the Securities Enforcement Forum 2014, Bruce Carton’s excellent one-day conference, held at the Four Seasons hotel in Washington, D.C. The posts will be fairly raw, and certainly not verbatim...more
The Global Markets Advisory Committee of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission held a public meeting on October 9, in which one panel addressed Bitcoin. The meeting focused on informing the staff regarding basic...more
On October 1st, Mintz Levin, New England Clean Energy Council (NECEC), and Grant Thornton hosted “On Your Mark, Get Set, IPO,” a panel discussion concerning recent trends in the public offering market for cleantech growth...more
On September 19, 2014, the NYSE filed with the SEC proposed amendments to Section 102.01C of the NYSE Listed Company Manual to adopt a new initial listing financial standard for operating companies based on market cap and to...more
On September 30th, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) announced a proposed rule that would implement the controversial Comprehensive Automated Risk Data System (CARDS). Under the proposed rule, FINRA seeks to...more
In September 2014, Alibaba completed the largest IPO in history, raising US$25 billion in its New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) offering. In the buildup to the high-profile offering, the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited...more
Crowdnetic, a provider of technology and market data solutions to the global crowdfinance marketplace, has shared with us for publication data collected through their network of intermediaries....more
When Is Bitcoin “Money” Versus a “Security”? In motions involving a high-profile criminal prosecution with ties to Silk Road and a Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) enforcement action, two federal courts have clarified...more
On September 18, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas held that the defendant’s bitcoin investment program was a Ponzi scheme, and enjoined the founder and the investment program from violating Section...more
A strong market for initial public offerings has long been seen as a bellwether for good times in the broader market. When companies are going public, the perception is that investors, management teams and bankers have...more
According to Reuters reports on September 12, TeraExchange, LLC, received approval from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission to begin listing an over-the-counter swap that is based on the price of a bitcoin. ...more
The Board of Governors (the Board) of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority is scheduled to meet on September 19 to consider rule proposals requiring heightened oversight of computerized trading strategies and greater...more
This morning, the EU published further sanctions to increase the pressure on Russia for its involvement in the Ukraine. The new measures add to the already complex restrictions in place and should be carefully considered....more
On August 26, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas held that the Bitcoin investments at issue are “investment contracts” and “securities” within the meaning of the Securities Act of 1933 and the Exchange...more
Welcome to Issue #1 of the Manatt Digital Media (MDM) newsletter. Initially, we will publish these monthly—and look forward to receiving your feedback, since we want this to be a conversation and bring information and...more
Biotech IPO market activity has recently returned to levels not seen since before the financial crisis. This has been brought about in part by the accommodations afforded issuers under the Jumpstart Our Business Startup Act...more
Welcome to the inaugural issue of Orrick Technology IPO Insights, a quarterly publication highlighting trends in U.S. information technology company IPOs. We isolate technology companies in order to analyze and present...more
So how do biotech ventures govern themselves to run efficiently while complying with state corporate law statutes and state and federal securities laws and regulations imposed by stock exchanges? Frugality that is often...more
FINCEN PROPOSES CUSTOMER DUE DILIGENCE RULE -
On July 30, FinCEN released a proposed rule that would amend BSA regulations to clarify and add customer due diligence (CDD) obligations for banks and other financial...more
The year 2014 is on track to be the most active IPO market in the United States since 2000, with the mid-year total number of IPOs topping last year’s mid-year total by more than 60%. There were 222 US IPOs in 2013, with a...more
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) and Investor Responsibility Research Center Institute (IRRCi) have weighed in on the cybersecurity issue from an investor’s point of view in their paper called What investors need to know...more
The public securities markets and the underwriters that lead biotech companies into them dictate a common capital structure suitable for IPOs, which structure almost always deviates starkly from the capital structure of the...more
The first half of 2014 has seen the hottest IPO market in 14 years – 133 IPOs priced, raising more than $30 billion in proceeds. This is already greater than the total number of IPOs priced during 2011 and 2012. The second...more
I was once interviewed live on Bloomberg radio at some god-awful hour in the morning, following a 30% drop in the share price of Ely Lily resulting from a negative decision in a patent case by the U.S. Court of Appeals in the...more
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