Daily Archives: April 9, 2021, 4:56 pm

SEC Disagreement Emerges on Whether Ethereum Is a Security | Crypto Briefing

Dugan Bliss, senior trial counsel at the SEC, said that the agency had not taken an official position on Ether. The attorney disregarded previous claims made by Bill Hinman, former director of the SEC’s Division of Corporation Finance, who suggested that offers and sales of ETH are not securities transactions. “Now, there was a speech by a high-ranking person who said that to…

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Cyber Cases May Offer Clues to SEC ESG Enforcement

As the SEC has become more vocal in its expectations for environmental, social, and government (ESG) disclosure, serious questions remain about how ESG matters will be investigated and what enforcement measures might look like. Indicators suggest that the SEC will establish formal regulations regarding ESG disclosure, and the SEC has simultaneously suggested that it plans to ramp up enforcement across the board where it already…

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Chief of SEC Whistleblower Office, Jane Norberg, Leaving Agency This Month – WSJ

The Securities and Exchange Commission’s whistleblower office is changing leadership amid a record-setting year for the regulator’s cash-for-tips program. Jane Norberg, chief of the SEC’s whistleblower office who helped lead the unit from its infancy, will leave the agency this month after nine years with the unit, the SEC said Thursday. Emily Pasquinelli, the whistleblower office’s deputy chief, will take…

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