Crypto Investor Show to be Held in London

Crypto Investor Show will bring together experienced crypto investors and the beginners who would like to know more about blockchain and crypto
08 March 2018   576

The Crypto Investor Show will take place on March 10, 2018 in London, UK.

The aim of the event is to give investors the chance to fully understand the key elements driving blockchain technology forward, how and why the industry has got to where it is now, and what could be in store for 2018 and beyond.

Crypto investor show londonCrypto Investor Show

Location: QEII Centre, Broad Sanctuary, Westminster, London SW1P 3EE, UK
Date and time: March 10, 2018, 9AM - 6PM

Agenda:

  • What is blockchain and why is it disrupting the world as we know it?
  • How to mine, buy and trade digital currencies
  • How to store cryptocurrencies safely
  • The latest blockchain innovations
  • How to navigate the ICO market
  • The role and views of regulators, auditors and legal experts
  • Can the value of altcoins continue to rise in 2018?
  • How to invest safely and avoid potential pitfalls

The event will bring together experienced crypto investors with the beginners who would like to know more about why blockchain is disrupting so many industries, and need help with maintaining wallets, exchanges and the different coins and tokens.

SEC May Signal Some Flexibility on ICOs

Looks like senior advisor for digital assets and innovation at SEC is not 100% against ICOs
14 December 2018   27

Some blockchain projects may be able to circumvent the requirements of US securities laws by contacting the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for a so-called non-action letter. As SEC consultant on digital assets and innovations Valerie A. Szczepanik explained, such letters will not be issued often, but this does not mean that they cannot be received at all.

I think that’s a way forward for a lot of people who want to implement some of these things that may not exactly fit in the format of the rules that we want. 
 

Valerie A. Szczepanik

Senior advisor for digital assets and innovation, SEC

According to advisor, issuers of tokens have three ways to comply with the requirements of the laws: register an offer of securities, declare an exceptional case, or "make sure they're not a security."

In certain cases, the SEC may decide that “maybe this doesn’t fit the letter of our law or regulation but it fits the spirit and we can accomplish all the goals of investor protection”. In this scenario, the SEC may indeed issue such a letter, which will indicate that its employees do not recommend taking legal measures against a particular issuer.

The letters set forth exactly what the person plans to do or the entity plans to do and if it’s something that the SEC feels comfortable with we can release a no-action letter for exemptive relief saying ‘we can recommend no enforcement action.
 

Valerie A. Szczepanik

Senior advisor for digital assets and innovation, SEC

As reported, her remarks signaling a modicum of flexibility are notable in light of SEC Chairman Jay Clayton’s advice last month to anyone raising money by selling a token that they should “start with the assumption that it is a security.”

Speaking about the principles of recognition of tokens as securities, Valerie recommended to take into account the structure of sales. According to her, only in rare cases the token will not be recognized as a security. Most often, investors expect to profit from investments in such proposals, which is enough to recognize them as the spread of securities.