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Court Refuses to Issue Preliminary Injunction to Halt Initial Coin Offering

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In SEC v. Blockvest, LLC, the United States District Court for the Southern District of California examined the SEC’s argument for a preliminary injunction halting an initial coin offering, or ICO. The complaint alleged that Defendants have been offering and selling alleged unregistered securities in the form of digital assets... Read More

Topics: Litigation, Public Companies and Securities, Uncategorized

Jobs Act 3.0

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This statement from Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the House Committee on Financial Services, confirms the House continues to work on JOBS Act 3.0. The press release notes six Democratic bills were being considered by the House Committee. Congresswoman Waters stated “Mr. Chairman, these Democratic measures that I... Read More

Topics: Public Companies and Securities, Uncategorized

Proposed Judgment in Conflict Minerals Case

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Update:  You can find the final judgment here. Pursuant to a court order, the parties to the conflict minerals case have filed a proposed judgment after they advised the court no further proceedings were necessary. The text of the proposed judgment is as follows: (1) The Court DECLARES pursuant to 28... Read More

Topics: Trump, Uncategorized

SEC Order Prevents Winklevoss Bitcoin Trust

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The SEC declined to approve a rule change submitted by Bats BZX Exchange designed to permit the listing and trading of the Winklevoss Bitcoin Trust. The SEC said it did not approve the proposed rule change because it did not find the proposal to be consistent with Section 6(b)(5) of... Read More

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Details of Trump’s Regulatory Freeze

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[Update:  See our blog on President Trump’s executive order to implement a requirement that for every new federal regulation, two existing regulations must be eliminated.] Reince Priebus, President Trump’s Chief of Staff, issued a memo ordering an immediate regulatory freeze (link via Politico). The memo was addressed to heads of... Read More

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