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ICOs and when “KYC/AML” isn’t actually KYC/AML
We are seeing a lot of references to KYC/AML in the ICO/STO space. Lots of shops include this function as part of their…
Compliance with Reg CF: Are you required to include financial statements of a predecessor or an acquisition target?
Often, companies are started with just an idea. A founder may decide to quickly form a limited liability company to…
It’s so hard to say goodbye
Early-stage companies often fail. They often get acquired, too, sometimes in distressed circumstances and sometimes in…
The morphing of securities tokens
I’ve never been a fan of the “the SAFT is a security but the token isn’t” theory. As a refresher, the Simple Agreement…
Upcoming Changes to Regulation A
With the approval by the House of Representatives of the Senate version of S. 2155, a number of financial regulatory…
Regulation CF annual filing season starts off batting .200
As of Friday night, when the SEC’s EDGAR system went to bed, there had been 61 filings of Form C-AR made (with the rest…
Compliance with Reg CF: When failure becomes fraud
As previously identified in a CrowdCheck investor alert here, a significant number of companies that have raised funds…
Investor Alert 2: Has your company provided you with updates?
All companies that accept investments under Reg CF need to provide an annual update to their investors, to be filed on…
Investor Alert 1: Is your company in good standing?
We are doing a new series on Investor Alerts, focusing on what investors should pay particular attention to when…
The metaphysics of the second step
No, not a novel by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, but some musings on an aspect of the more complicated aspects of securities…
Sara Hanks joins the National Real Estate Forum Podcast
CrowdCheck CEO Sara Hanks spoke with Adam Gower of the NREForum Crowd Fund Project Podcast to talk compliance with…
ICO bounty programs
We keep saying that ICOs have not changed the securities laws and there’s no real magic to how to apply existing…
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