The Legal Nature of Cryptocurrencies in the US and the Applicable Rules
5 Pages Posted: 1 Jul 2017 Last revised: 21 Nov 2019
Date Written: June 30, 2017
In this article, the authors examine the legal nature of cryptocurrencies from a US perspective. The article concludes that several rules with different regulators may apply to cryptocurrencies in the context of an initial coin offering ('ICO'), why it is unclear which regulator has jurisdiction.
Keywords: FinTech, Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies, Initial Coin Offerings, ICO, Crowdfunding
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