On Sept. 25, 2020, the SEC issued a No-Action Letter to FINRA, in response to a previously issued Joint Statement by the SEC and FINRA. This No-Action Letter detailed how
Continue Reading SEC Issues No-Action Letter Facilitating the Secondary Trading of Digital Assets

In March 2020, a Southern District of New York court issued a significant decision in Securities and Exchange Commission v. Telegram Group Inc. et al., strengthening the U.S. government’s
Continue Reading Another Significant Cryptocurrency Decision: SEC v. Kik Interactive Inc. and Token Offerings Under the Securities Laws

On Sept. 21, 2020, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (the OCC) issued guidance pertaining to whether national banks could hold stablecoin reserves. That same day, the Securities


Continue Reading The OCC and SEC’s FinHub Issue Guidance on Fiat-Backed Stablecoin Reserves

Gibraltar-based INX Ltd. (the Company) launched its U.S. initial public offering of INX security tokens (INX Tokens) on August 20, 2020, over two years after the July 2018 confidential filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission of its initial draft registration statement on Form F-1. The INX registration marks the first registered offering of security tokens declared effective by the Commission. Prior to INX, at least two other issuers successfully qualified security token offerings with the Commission under the Regulation A, Tier 2 offering exemption. The 130,000,000 INX Tokens are being offered directly to the public in a self-underwritten offering by officers and directors of the Company, with minimum investment requirements to participate.
Continue Reading Gibraltar-Based INX Ltd. Launches SEC-Registered Security Token IPO

SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce on Feb. 6, 2020, delivered a thought-provoking speech entitled Running on Empty: A Proposal to Fill the Gap Between Regulation and Decentralization, accompanied by a
Continue Reading Where Do We Go from Here? Filling the Gap Between Telegram and the Proposed Rule 195 Token Safe Harbor