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Cryptocurrency law

Cryptocurrency law

Cryptocurrency law is the area of financial law that applies to individuals and other entities who trade cryptocurrencies.

Cryptocurrency law and is the area of financial law that applies to individuals and other entities who trade cryptocurrencies and blockchain-based technologies.

Around the world countries use a variety of legal terms to represent cryptocurrencies and other blockchain technologies. For example, Argentina, Thailand, and Australia use the term 'digital currency'; Canada, China, and Taiwan use the term 'virtual commodity'; Germany uses 'crypto-token'; Switzerland uses 'payment token'; Italy and Lebanon use 'cyber currency'; and Honduras and Mexico use 'virtual asset'.

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The United States Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs holds a hearing on Virtual Currencies and the role of the SEC and CFTC

The witness panel included the chairman of the SEC Jay Clayton as well as the chairman of the United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission.

[1] https://www.banking.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/hearings?ID=D8EC44B1-F141-4778-A042-584E0F3B9D39

Munchee Inc. cancels ICO after receiving a cease and desist order from the United States SEC [1]

The SEC press release cites Munchee Inc emphasizing that investors should expect an increase in token value due to the efforts expended by the company as well as the steps they would take to support a secondary market for the tokens [2] [3].

[1] https://www.sec.gov/litigation/admin/2017/33-10445.pdf

[2] https://www.sec.gov/news/press-release/2017-227

[3] https://techcrunch.com/2017/12/12/sec-shuts-down-munchee-ico/

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