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- Risky Business: Opportunities and Challenges for Growth in the Crypto Insurance Market
On March 14, 2019, the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) and Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) jointly published a consultation paper (the Consultation Paper) regarding the development of a regulatory framework for crypto-asset trading platforms (Platforms) in Cana … Read more »
- US Federal Court Rules Cryptocurrency Covered Under Securities Laws: Will Canada Follow Suit?
The US District Court for the Eastern District of New York in United States v. Zaslavskiy (Zaslavskiy) rules that cryptocurrency may be covered by US securities laws as they meet the test generally used to determine whether an instrument is an “investment contract” pursuant to US securities laws. Ke … Read more »
- SEC Declares Bitcoin and Ether as Non-Securities
On Thursday, June 14, 2018, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) Director of Corporate Finance, William Hinman (Hinman), announced that the commission would not be treating Ether or Bitcoin as securities. The SEC’s announcement is in line with the recent comments of SEC Chairman, Jay … Read more »
- CFTC Staff Issues Advisory for Virtual Currency Products
On Monday, May 21, 2018, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s (CFTC) Division of Market Oversight (DMO) and Division of Clearing and Risk (DCR) issued a joint staff advisory providing information and guidance relating to the listing of virtual currency derivative products to exchanges and clea … Read more »
- NASAA Announces Initial Results of Operation Cryptosweep
On Monday, May 21, 2018, the North American Securities Administration Association (NASAA) announced a coordinated series of enforcement actions by state and provincial regulators in Canada and the United States to crack down on fraudulent Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) and cryptocurrency investment p … Read more »
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