Our colleague Ernest Badway writes about a recent decision in a federal criminal case rejecting the defendant’s argument that there was no securities fraud because he was selling digital tokens. The case involved charges that the defendant had defrauded investors in an initial coin offering. Ernie writes that “[o]ne of the big takeaways from this
The Wall Street Journal reports today that the Securities and Exchange Commission has recently issued multiple subpoenas and requests for information in a widening investigation of cryptocurrency firms.
According to the article, the subpoenas seek information about the structure for token sales and initial coin offerings:
The SEC scrutiny is focused in part on “simple …