In early September, a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) advisory committee endorsed rule changes to increase disclosure regulations for special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs). For almost a year now, the SEC has signaled that there may be a need to beef up rules around SPAC mergers, and this recent move all but confirms its

State regulatory agencies in Alabama, Kentucky, New Jersey, and Texas have increased their efforts to challenge digital asset-related products by issuing cease-and-desist or “show cause” orders against New Jersey-based cryptocurrency company, Celsius Network LLC (Celsius). In September, Celsius — which provides a blockchain-based cryptocurrency lending and trading platform — became the most recent target of

Data brokers beware, the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) has signaled increased scrutiny into the data and privacy practices of technology-enabled companies in the financial services industry. On September 14, the SEC announced that it settled a securities fraud investigation into private technology company App Annie, Inc. and its former CEO and Chairman Bertrand Schmidt, in

Over the summer of 2021, we have seen increased attention from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) toward trading in cryptocurrency and other crypto assets. In particular, public comments by SEC Chair Gary Gensler have indicated that the SEC will soon take action against what he has described as the financial “Wild West.”[1]