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April 2018 Archives

Regulators turn their sights on virtual currencies

In the last few years, cryptocurrencies have been big news and big business in Florida. Although they have gone fairly unregulated thus far, private sector experts and government regulators have fueled speculation about how government and business will ultimately regard cryptocurrencies -- and how they may be regulated. In some instances, cryptocurrencies may be treated as a currency, and in others, they may be seen as securities and subjected to regulatory compliance.

Guidelines for cybersecurity disclosures from the SEC

The Securities and Exchange Commission unanimously voted to adopt cybersecurity interpretive guidance. Designed to assist public companies in preparing disclosures, the guidelines encourage robust disclosure regarding risks and incidents. In addition to information about lawful disclosure obligations, the guidance addresses the importance of company policies and procedures for cybersecurity threats.

SEC halted trading on 3 companies involved in cryptocurrency

In mid February, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) suspended trading for three companies in relation to cryptocurrency and blockchain technology. The SEC initiated the suspension after questions about the companies’ operations and asset valuation arose.

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