The first Bitcoin ETF began trading today in the United States. Although this ETF is a Bitcoin Futures ETF, the world’s largest digital currency manager announced today that an application to convert its Bitcoin Trust into a Bitcoin Spot ETF has been filed. Bitcoin, other Cryptocurrencies and digital assets in general will continue to gain

On June 14, 2018, the SEC’s Division of Corporation Finance Director, William Hinman, gave a speech titled “Digital Asset Transactions: When Howey Met Gary (Plastic).”  This speech provides additional insight into the SEC’s view as to whether cryptocurrencies and initial coin offerings (“ICOs”) are securities.  Here is a summary:

In his speech, Hinman

The first two weeks in March 2018 have seen a number of developments with respect to the regulation of cryptocurrencies in the United States.

Regulation of Online Cryptocurrency Trading Platforms

On March 7, 2018, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) issued a release addressing the regulation of online trading platforms (or exchanges) on which investors