Hedge Funds Nuts & Bolts: Digital Assets – Blockchain Regulation Developments

July 11, 2018

In recent months the Securities Exchange Commission’s views of cryptocurrencies and other digital assets have evolved and become more nuanced. Significant concerns remain regarding the potential for fraud and misselling, especially in the context of so-called “Initial Coin Offerings” or “ICOs.” However, the implementation of blockchain across numerous industry verticals – including financial services – is continuing to gain momentum, and fund managers should understand the more nuanced positions that are developing by U.S. regulators such as the SEC with regard to the regulation of digital assets as “securities."

In this month's webinar, partner Timothy Spangler will analyzes the changing regulatory landscape in the United States for virtual currencies, utility tokens and securities tokens, with a particular focus on how fund managers are integrating these digital assets into client portfolios.

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