My 3-Point Plan To Help Fix Illinois

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Now I know that this is clearly a far shift from the types of blog articles I typically do. However, given the current financial and other issues facing Illinois and its taxpayers, and the fact that things only seem to be getting worse, I felt compelled to offer my own thoughts on some real ways to help bring this state back from the broke, I mean brink. Continue reading

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SEC Announced Framework for Classifying Digital Assets

Drumroll please…The US Securities and Exchange Commission has released a framework for classifying digital assets as securities.

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A Review Of The Proposed “Token Taxonomy Act” And Why It Falls Short…

gettyimages-918180626-170667aWhile most people were busy with last minute Christmas shopping, on December 20th of last year Representatives Warren Davidson and Darren Soto were busy finalizing and introducing the proposed new “Token Taxonomy Act” (HR 7356). The proposed Token Taxonomy Act seeks to modify both existing securities and tax laws to create a safe haven with respect to the issuance and trading of cryptocurrency assets. While the bill takes some novel approaches there are several items in the bill which I think both raise concern as well as hinder the chance that this bill will actually make it into law.

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Breaking Down Highlights of the “JOBS and Investor Confidence Act of 2018”

117873367The House Financial Services Committee recently unveiled a new bill aimed at fostering increased private investment. The “JOBS and Investor Confidence Act of 2018,” as the bill is titled, is actually a compilation of 32 individual bills. While the complete list of the respective bills can be found on the House Financial Services Committee’s website, I felt a summary of some of the more important bills (at least in terms of crowdfunding) was warranted.

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Focusing on the How, not the What – Making sense of recent SEC guidance on crypto assets

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Through a triad of recent releases/interviews, the SEC has further clarified how it views the offering and sale of crypto assets. These guidance materials provide some really good insight on the SEC’s thinking with respect to its treatment of crypto assets; including some bright line interpretations with respect to both Bitcoin and Ethereum. However, certain of the SEC’s recent statements may give industry participants a false sense of hope and there are still may questions left unanswered.

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