Recently there have been a number of blog postings on initial coin offerings (ICOs) and cryptocurrency, and here is a round-up of them in case you missed them:


IOSCO Board communication on concerns about ICOs (19 January 2018)


Listed funds holding crypto-assets: ASX’s position (25 February 2018)

ASIC updates INFO 225: Corporate regulator bytes back at misleading and deceptive ICOs (1 May 2018)


BaFin advisory letter in the classification of tokens as financial instruments (12 April 2018)

Hong Kong

Hong Kong’s SFC steps in to halt ICO (25 March 218)

United Kingdom

FCA statement on cryptocurrency derivatives (10 April 2018)

United States

FTC temporarily halts four cryptocurrency chain referral schemes (20 March 2018)

Anatomy of an ICO (12 April 2018)

New York State starts cryptocurrency exchange inquiry; SEC and CFTC foresee additional cryptocurrency and ICO regulation (24 April 2018)


On 11 June 2018 the Canadian Securities Regulators published a CSA Staff Notice 46-308 Securities Law Implications for Offerings of Tokens, which provides additional guidance on the applicability of securities laws to offerings of coins or tokens, including ones that are commonly referred to as “utility tokens”.