Bar Bulletin

Bar Bulletin

Navigating the Crypto Equity Capital Markets:The Intersection of Securities Law and Cryptocurrency Financing

November 2017 Bar Bulletin

By David M. Otto and Andrea K. Louie

The recent rise in the use of initial coin offerings (“ICOs”) to raise capital compels an evaluation of the legal, structural and operational issues impacted by this relatively new form of financing. ICOs, or crypto-equity financings, are outpacing the establishment of comprehensive, clear and relevant guideposts under U.S. securities laws. As a result, every crypto-equity financing must be independently evaluated to ensure compliance with securities laws. This evaluation is impacted by various factors, such as distributed autonomous organizations, smart contracts, token functionality, and built-in rights for the cryptocurrency holder, such as managerial...

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