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Attorney: Don’t Hold Your Breath on Token Taxonomy Act That Exempts Crypto from Securities Laws

This past December, cryptocurrency investors were delighted to hear that lawmakers had put forth a bill – aptly dubbed the “Token Taxonomy Act” – that would change the Securities and Exchange Commission’s 72-year-old definition of securities in order to exclude crypto.If passed, this bill would entirely alter how the industry is

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Bill Exempting Non-Custodial Crypto Services From Certain Laws Reintroduced to Congress

A bill exempting companies providing non-custodial crypto services from certain state money transmitting laws has been resubmitted to the United States Congress. Data confirming this was published on the Congress’ official website on Jan. 14.The bill, titled “To provide a safe harbor from licensing and registration for certain non-controlling blockchain

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Colorado Considers Bill Giving Cryptocurrencies Limited Exemptions From Securities Laws

A new bill to exempt cryptocurrencies from some securities laws is currently under consideration by the Colorado Senate, documents released on Jan. 4 confirm.A bipartisan effort sponsored at Senate level by Republican Jack Tate and Democrat Steve Fenberg, the “Colorado Digital Token Act” aims to offer limited extra freedoms for

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Swiss Finance Minister Rejects Specific Blockchain Legislation in Favor of Current Laws

The Swiss Minister of Finance, Ueli Maurer, has rejected a possible blockchain law in a speech at blockchain conference Infrachain in Bern, Cointelegraph auf Deutsch reported today, Dec. 4.Instead of a specific blockchain or crypto legal framework, Switzerland plans to tweak existing laws to allow for the new technology and

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Ohio Congressman Wants to Allow ICOs to ‘Sidestep’ Securities Laws

Ohio Congressman Warren Davidson plans to introduce a bill that would allow Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) to “sidestep” U.S. securities laws, according to a report from Washington Examiner Nov. 13.Citing a spokesman for Davidson – Republican congressman for the 8th district of the state of Ohio – the publication reports

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