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Holland & Knight LLP

Treasury Releases 2020 National Strategy for Combating Terrorist and Other Illicit Financing

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The 2020 National Strategy for Combating Terrorist and Other Illicit Financing was issued earlier this month by the U.S. Department of the Treasury. Prepared in consultation with regulators and law enforcement, including the...more

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

Rethinking What It Means to Protect Investors in the Digital Asset Space

The Securities and Exchange Commission’s (“SEC”) mission has three principal components:  investor protection; maintaining fair, orderly and efficient markets; and facilitating capital formation.2  The SEC’s regulation of...more

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

Corporate & Financial Weekly Digest, Featuring Articles on FINRA Issues Investor Alert on Required Minimum Distributions, IOSCO...

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BROKER-DEALER - FINRA Issues Investor Alert Regarding Required Minimum Distributions - The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) issued an Investor Alert regarding a new law raising the age for required...more

Adler Pollock & Sheehan P.C.

Insight on Estate Planning - February/March 2020: Digital assets and your estate plan - This asset type requires special planning

The digital revolution has touched virtually every aspect of our lives. The result is that one likely has at least a handful of “digital assets.” These assets may include personal assets, such as online bank and brokerage...more

Latham & Watkins LLP

Taking the Scarlet Out of the Letters I-C-O

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SEC Commissioner Peirce has proposed a three-year safe harbor for qualifying token projects, but regulatory clarity remains elusive. SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce has been a perennial advocate of innovation in the...more

Perkins Coie

Blockchain Week in Review - February 2020

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U.S. Developments - SEC Commissioner Proposes Safe Harbor for Token Offerings - In a speech on February 6th at the International Blockchain Congress in Chicago, Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) Commissioner...more

Proskauer - Blockchain and the Law

Blockchain 51% Attacks – Lessons Learned for Developers and Trading Platform Operators

Once purely theoretical, “majority” or “51%” attacks on public blockchains have dealt participants a reality check: The fundamental assumption of Satoshi Nakamoto’s 2008 Bitcoin whitepaper (that computing power will remain...more

Perkins Coie

Statement of DSIO Director Joshua B. Sterling on Supporting Innovation in Digital Asset Products, including Pooled Investment...

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The CFTC DSIO Division Director issued a statement reminding the industry that pooled investment vehicles that trade futures, swaps, and other commodity interests that reference digital assets like Bitcoin and stablecoins are...more

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

Bridging The Week - February 2020

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Last week, a commissioner at the Securities and Exchange Commission proposed a rule that would provide a bright line when a digital asset initially issued to raise funds to help develop a new network might later be regarded...more

Sullivan & Worcester

Return of the ICO? A Potential Pathway Forward

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On February 6, 2020, SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce presented her proposal of a new regulatory scheme for legal ICOs in the United States (“Safe Harbor”). To date, token issuers have struggled with the U.S. Securities and...more

Perkins Coie

Blockchain Week in Review - January 2020 #4

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Weekly Focus - Replies to Motions for Summary Judgments filed in SEC v. Telegram - Cases Consolidated in Class Action Suit Against iFinex Inc - Bittrex Introduces Insurance Coverage - -Research Report Finds the...more

White & Case LLP

Amendments to the JFTC Merger Guidelines and Policies in accordance with Digital Economy

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The Japan Fair Trade Commission ("JFTC") amended the "Guidelines to Application of the Antimonopoly Act Concerning Review of Business Combination" ("Guidelines") and the "Policies Concerning Procedures of Review of Business...more

WilmerHale

Commodity Futures Trading Commission - 2019 in Review: CFTC 2019 Enforcement and Regulatory Developments and a Look Forward

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In 2019, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC or Commission) experienced significant changes in leadership, including the appointment of Dr. Heath P. Tarbert as the Commission’s 14th Chairman. The Division of...more

Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP

OCIE Releases 2020 Examination Priorities

The Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE) published its 2020 Examination Priorities, an annual publication that enhances transparency and provides insights into...more

Adler Pollock & Sheehan P.C.

Insight on Estate Planning - February/March 2020

Inside this Issue: - Executors and trustees: The name game - What are the benefits of a durable power of attorney? - Digital assets and your estate plan: This asset type requires special planning - ESTATE PLANNING...more

Dechert LLP

OCIE Releases 2020 Examination Priorities

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The 2020 Examination Priorities of the Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE) of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission were announced on January 7, 2020, and cover eight broad topics: - Protection...more

Pepper Hamilton LLP

SEC OCIE Issues 2020 Examination Priorities

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On January 7, the SEC’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE) announced its 2020 national examination priorities. This is the eighth year that OCIE has published its fiscal year examination priorities. ...more

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

The SEC’s 2020 Examination Priorities

On January 7, 2020, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) released its 2020 examination priorities, an annual report by the SEC’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (“OCIE”) meant to apprise the public...more

Perkins Coie

Digital Asset SEC Timeline

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Perkins Coie LLP is pleased to bring you this Digital Asset SEC Timeline. This Timeline is an interactive compilation of select SEC guidance, enforcement actions, and speeches relating to the application of the federal...more

Perkins Coie

Blockchain Week in Review - January 2020 #3

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U.S. Developments - Federal and State Regulatory Developments - Bill in Hawaii State Senate Addresses Digital Assets Including Authorization for Banks to Serve as Qualified Custodians - SB 2594 before the Hawaii...more

Latham & Watkins LLP

INSIGHT: Crypto - The Pursuit of Sufficient Decentralization

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Recent SEC guidance on digital assets cleared a path for at least certain stable coins or payment tokens to avoid securities regulation. However, Latham & Watkins attorneys say there are still a number of open questions that...more

WilmerHale

SEC Issues Investor Alert on Initial Exchange Offerings

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On January 14, 2020, the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (“SEC”) Office of Investor Education and Advocacy issued an Investor Alert urging investors to use caution before investing in “initial exchange offerings”...more

Hardin Compliance Consulting LLC

Broker-Dealer 2019 Regulatory Year in Review

In 2019, broker-dealers did not have to contend with many significant new rules or amendments, but there was still plenty of regulatory activity.  Here is a high-level summary of notable broker-dealer regulatory developments...more

Perkins Coie

Blockchain Week in Review - January 2020 #2

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U.S. Developments - U.S. Regulatory Developments - Bill Addressing Tax Treatment of Crypto Transactions Introduced to the House - On January 16, 2020, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA) and Congressman David Schweikert...more

Sullivan & Worcester

The SEC: IEOs are a pile of red flags

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On January 14, 2020, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") issued an investor alert urging investors to use caution before investing in initial exchange offerings ("IEOs"). In contrast with an Initial Coin...more

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