The naysayers were wrong. Blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies are more than just a passing fad. The market has settled into a healthy valuation stride, and blockchain startups are developing exciting innovations that savvy investors are eagerly funding. But with all this advancement comes regulatory oversight.
Our law firm guides startups through the ICO process. We also represent businesses entangled in ICO lawsuits.
Currently, many ICOs are being sued by initial investors for failing to properly register with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The best way to avoid that fate is to consult with an ICO lawyer before launching.
Since ICOs are the new finance vehicle on the block, authorities are on the hunt for fraudulent activity. Right now, it's a top enforcement priority.
If your startup is under attack and you need counsel, get in touch today. We can help.
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In 1946, the Supreme Court devised a framework for determining if a financial opportunity qualifies as a security. Named after the case - Securities and Exchange Commission v. W. J. Howey Co. - the Howey Test consists of four questions:
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