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A Series Of 1st-Time Crypto Actions For The SEC

Law360 (December 17, 2018, 1:33 PM EST) -- When it comes to initial coin offerings and cryptocurrency, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has consistently taken the position that it would apply existing, well-established securities law principles and that it would engage in vigorous enforcement to protect the investing public. And, in fact, the SEC's website has a page that tracks its ICO/digital assets enforcement actions.

But November was an especially aggressive month for the commission in terms of cracking down on unauthorized digital activities. More specifically, the SEC brought three actions that it described as "firsts": (1) its first enforcement action against an entity for operating as an...

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