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Sales of Digital Tokens & ICOs – Securities, Litigation, and Tax Concerns Join Michael Best Cryptocurrency and Securities attorneys for a complimentary one-hour live webinar from 12:00 - 1:00 PM CST on Tuesday, April 30, 2019. 2018 was (and 2019 continues to be) a challenging time for parties engaged in sale of digital tokens and … Continue reading Join Our Webinar!

“75 Years of Howey” Jacobsen and Reynolds Featured in Utah Bar Journal

How the Sale of Florida Orange Groves 75 Years Ago Established Securities Law Compliance Standards for Cryptocurrencies and Other Digital Tokens Today Michael Best Partner and Chair-Elect of the Securities Section of the Utah State Bar Brad Jacobsen, and Michael Best Associate Hunter Reynolds published an article which was featured in the March/April Issue of … Continue reading “75 Years of Howey” Jacobsen and Reynolds Featured in Utah Bar Journal

ICOs the New IPO? SEC Enforcement and When an ICO is a “Securities Offering”

Traditionally, a company seeking to raise capital might do so by conducting an initial public offering (IPO), and investors participating in the IPO would obtain an ownership stake in the company. However, with the introduction of cryptocurrencies and digital tokens, new ways of raising capital and entering the public market have emerged over the last … Continue reading ICOs the New IPO? SEC Enforcement and When an ICO is a “Securities Offering”

Cryptocurrency Markets Quiet for Now, but Catalysts for Moves Loom

Michael Best Partner Evan Strassberg was featured by TheStreet in the article titled, "Cryptocurrency Markets Quiet for Now, but Catalysts for Moves Loom," where he discussed the crypto market, the recent news from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) regarding Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs), and possibilities to come. "...[SEC] the dominant US regulatory body that oversees securities … Continue reading Cryptocurrency Markets Quiet for Now, but Catalysts for Moves Loom

Free! Does not mean Freedom from Compliance with U.S. Securities Laws – Do ICOs through the Use of AirDrops violate U.S. Securities Laws?

We have posted many blogs and made available several webinars and presentations here regarding the need and complexity of complying with Federal and State securities laws when engaging in the sale and issuance of cryptocurrencies, digital tokens and other blockchain technologies. Due to the cost and complexity of complying with U.S. Securities Laws, people are … Continue reading Free! Does not mean Freedom from Compliance with U.S. Securities Laws – Do ICOs through the Use of AirDrops violate U.S. Securities Laws?

Caution is Key with Cryptocurrency

Michael Best Senior Counsel Cheryl Aaron was featured in an article by Wisconsin Law Journal article titled, "Caution is Key with Cryptocurrency," and explored the big picture issues surrounding digital currencies. “Cryptocurrency is an emerging technology, so the law hasn’t quite caught up with it yet. In the U.S., states have no single set of rules governing … Continue reading Caution is Key with Cryptocurrency

U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Launches Fintech Regulatory Sandbox

The CFPB has launched a fintech regulatory sandbox which will help fintech companies and firms develop and test new products and services, including blockchain and cryptocurrencies. Today’s Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Daily Clips highlight: "In an official announcement, the bureau said that the innovation office has been established to focus on encouraging consumer-friendly innovation. It will focus on … Continue reading U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Launches Fintech Regulatory Sandbox