SEC announces most ICO’s are securities, most cryptocurrencies are not

The chairman of the US Securities Exchange Commission has announced that most #ICO tokens are securities, while most #cryptocurrency tokens are not.  Obviously, not everyone will agree with this decision, and it does make floating an ICO more burdensome, but this is still a hugely positive development.  It provides welcome and long overdue regulatory clarity, and should go a good way towards removing a significant element of risk from many investment decisions.  Let’s hope a framework for applying this guidance follows shortly.

Advising law enforcement on cryptocurrency cybercrime

This afternoon, I had the singular opportunity to work with Ed Heath and the UK’s Southwest Regional Cyber Cyber Crime Unit.  Working together, we explored ways in which the RCCU could expand their coverage to include crimes committed with cryptocurrency.  This was a unique chance to work with an incredibly capable and dedicated team and make an impact in a very different way.