Amid Crackdown, SEC Chairman Emphasizes Compliance Requirements for ICOs



Amid Crackdown, SEC Chairman Emphasizes Compliance Requirements for ICOs

Jay Clayton, the chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), recently discussed the current regulatory climate surrounding initial coin offerings (ICOs). Clayton emphasized that all ICOs must register with the SEC to ensure compliance with U.S. law.

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Requirements for Regulatory Compliance

Amid Crackdown, SEC Chairman Emphasizes Compliance Requirements for ICOsThe SEC chairman reiterated that the SEC does not see bitcoin as a security. However, it does view the tokens that are offered in many ICOs as securities. “If you’re going to offer and sell securities, you have to do that in compliance with our laws,” Clayton said.

Recent regulatory moves by the SEC against ICOs “further emphasize that our securities laws do apply to the ICO space,” he added. “If people are going to raise money using initial coin offerings, they either have to do so in a private placement, or they have to register with the SEC … when you register with the SEC, you’ve got to provide financial…



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2018-12-01 12:00:05

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