A Token by Any Other Name: The Current US Regulatory Environment for ICOs

The legal environment in the US around Initial Coin Offerings has evolved in the past year. But even as ICO issuance and private litigation around fraudulent tokens has slowed, firms still are looking to tap token-based investment opportunities, though often via new methods, relates Neil Gray, a partner with Reed Smith. Speaking with Monica Summerville, Director, FinTech Research, and Head of TABB Group, UK, Gray discusses the current regulatory environment in the US for ICOs, including international competition and the balance between innovation and investor protection, the current private token cases that may set legal precedent as well as the SEC’s approach to regulating digital assets, ongoing challenges for the industry, and the legal complexities of Facebook’s Libra project.

Related article: “Will Libra Catalyze a Token Revolution in Finance?

Interviewer: Monica Summerville

Source: TABB TV

Categories: Currencies & Commodities, Equities, Fintech / Crypto, Regulatory

Topics: Compliance, Other, Regulations, Risk management

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