When it comes to regulations in the ICO world, there are no strict laws regulating ICOs. In lieu of legal regulations, ICOs are bound by public vigilance, promoting practices such as the blockchain technology to offer transparency. The industry experts have long expected the government to step in and regulate ICOs. One of the recent regulatory developments in reference to ICOs has come from the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
In its latest ruling on July 25, 2017, the SEC described some of the “coins” offered through ICOs as securities, and hence the applicability of the agency’s regulations. The SEC further released their investigation of an ICO conducted last year, the DAO, addressing the primary issues involving ICOs. Some of the key findings of the investigation were:
However, the SEC further mentioned that whether the issued coins qualify as securities or not will depend on the specific “facts and circumstances” of the individual ICOs.
ICO Guides: Introduction
Section 1: What is an ICO?
Section 2: How are ICOs created?
Section 3: History and evolution of ICOs
Section 4: ICOs Vs IPOs: What is the difference?
Section 5: How to participate in an ICO?
Section 6: Advantages of investing in ICOs
Section 7: What are the risks of investing in ICOs
Section 8: How to evaluate an ICO?
Section 9: How do you spot an ICO scam?
Section 10: How to trade ICOs
Section 11: What are the regulations in the ICO world?
Section 12: Should you invest in ICOs?
Section 13: How to set up your own ICO?
Section 14: What might be the future of ICOs?
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