SEC Promotes Raquel Fox To Director of the Office of International Affairs

Job Appointments | May 2, 2018 By:

The Securities and Exchange Commission announced that Raquel Fox will succeed Paul Leder as the Director of the Office of International Affairs, which advises the Commission on cross-border enforcement and regulatory matters and coordinates the SEC’s involvement with regulatory authorities outside the United States. Fox will formally assume the position in July 2018.


Regulators Plan To Meet on Cryptocurrencies, Seek To Define Whether Commodity Or Security

Investing, News, Regulation | May 1, 2018 By:

Ethereum is under increased scrutiny by US commodities and securities regulators, who are exploring whether it and other cryptocurrencies should be considered securities.

The Wall Street Journal reported today that the Securities and Exchange Commission and officials from the Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) are meeting soon to iron out their definitions. 


A Wave of Lawsuits Looms For ICO Version 1.0 – Are You Prepared?

Bitcoin, Blockchain and the Law, ICO News, Regulation | April 20, 2018 By:

Initial coin offerings, or ICOs, have become a ubiquitous and much-discussed way for companies in the blockchain and digital currency space to fund themselves.  To date, by some estimates, more than $3 billion has been raised in ICOs, outpacing all venture capital raised in the United States in 2017.