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MAKING SENSE OF DODD-FRANK

The Dodd-Frank Act has broad and deep implications that will touch every corner of financial services and multiple other industries. This site, developed and maintained by attorneys at Stinson Leonard Street, is dedicated to making sense of this complex legislation and helping businesses understand how it will affect them specifically. Our Bloggers »

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Overstock.com to Sell Securities Using Bitcoin Blockchain Technology

Banking, Broker-Dealer, Derivatives, Public Companies and Securities Overstock.com has filed this Form S-3 which proposes to sell securities using Bitcoin blockchain technology.  The S-3 has not yet been declared effective. First question: What the heck in blockchain technology?  CFTC Commissioner J. Christopher Giancarlo described it as follows: “The 20th century underpinnings of the current “closed ledger” financial system are inefficient and unstable. At... Read more →

by   |   December 8, 2015

FAST Act Fixes Dodd-Frank Swap Glitch

Derivatives Although primarily a transportation bill, the FAST Act contains other provisions, including provisions simplifying securities laws and another provision fixing the Dodd-Frank... Read more →

by   |   December 7, 2015

CFTC Brings First Ever Charges for Insider Trading in Commodities

Derivatives, Litigation The CFTC issued an Order filing and simultaneously settling charges against Arya Motazedi for engaging in fraudulent transactions in the New York Mercantile Exchange’s (NYMEX)... Read more →

by   |   December 4, 2015

CFTC Report Indicates CFTC Botched Swap Dealer De Minimis Exemption

Banking, Derivatives, Energy CFTC staff issued a preliminary report regarding the swap dealer de minimis exception. Under CFTC rules, market participants who exceed $8 billion in gross notional swap dealing... Read more →

by   |   November 18, 2015