Day For Crypto Conference Taking Place in Denver

Denver Day For Crypto, which is held on March 10, strives to provide an approachable entry point into the world of cryptocurrency
09 March 2018   783

Denver Day For Cryptoconference will be held on March 10, connecting the attendees with expert speakers, industry leaders, and other blockchain enthusiasts.

Those who attend the event will discover how to safely buy, store, and sell a variety of cryptocurrencies, taking a deep-dive into the future of digital currency and the underlying technology of blockchain that is poised to disrupt both public and private sectors.

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Location: The Westin Denver Downtown, 1672 Lawrence Street, Denver, CO, United States
Date and time: March 10, 2018, 8AM - 7PM

The attendees will be able to learn how blockchain technology can impact businesses and nonprofit organizations, understand the changing landscape of crypto taxes, and connect with industry leaders - all in a friendly and accessible format geared towards practical tools and education.

The headline speakers include Peter Vessenes (Managing Director at New Alchemy), Erik Voorhees (CEO & Founder at Shapeshift), Charlie Shrem (Founder at CryptoIQ), Grace Torrellas (Founder at Giveth), Trevor Koverko (CEO at Polymath), and many more.

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   25

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.