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Brian Christie published: 2/17/2019 2:28:46 PM

Will the SEC violate the 1st Amendment as it seeks to regulate cryptocurrency?

Interesting read on CCN: 

Why the SEC’s ‘ICO Guide’ Paints a Dark Picture for Cryptocurrency in 2019

Some items referenced:

According to the SEC, it doesn’t matter whether it’s a centralized ...more

ECO Support published: 1/29/2019 1:16:49 AM

Canadian based Kik getting ready to Challenge the SEC over definition of securities for crypto

An entity is getting ready to challenge the SEC: 

Why is Kik Challenging The SEC In Anticipated Crypto ICO Court Case?

https://www.newsbtc.com/2019/01/28/kik-challenging-sec-anticipated-crypt ...more

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