Is Bitcoin a 'Security'?

23 Pages Posted: 14 Jul 2018

Date Written: June 2018

Abstract

This paper addresses whether bitcoin is a "security" for purposes of U.S. federal securities laws.

Keywords: bitcoin, cryptocurrency, virtual currency, digital, security, securities, commodity, commodities, CFTC, SEC, regulation

Suggested Citation

Fein, Melanie L., Is Bitcoin a 'Security'? (June 2018). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3201067 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3201067

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