Are Cryptocurrencies Securities?

7 Pages Posted: 12 Jul 2018

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Usman W. Chohan

UNSW Business School; Critical Blockchain Research Initiative (CBRI); Centre for Aerospace & Security Studies (CASS)

Date Written: June 19, 2018

Abstract

This discussion paper considers the implications of declaring cryptocurrencies as securities, in light of the recent SEC ruling that Bitcoin and Ethereum are not securities but smaller, recent ICOs are. Its discussion suggests that, the policy implications notwithstanding, the SEC ruling is sensible and important in striking a balance in the cryptocurrency space between innovation and accountability.

Keywords: Bitcoin, Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, Ethereum, ICO, SEC, Accountability

Suggested Citation

Chohan, Usman W., Are Cryptocurrencies Securities? (June 19, 2018). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3199692 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3199692

Usman W. Chohan (Contact Author)

UNSW Business School ( email )

UNSW Business School
High St
Sydney, NSW 2052
Australia

Critical Blockchain Research Initiative (CBRI) ( email )

Centre for Aerospace & Security Studies (CASS) ( email )

Islamabad
Pakistan

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