Clarifying Cryptocurrency Regulation

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Detailed tracking also covers proposed and passed state laws and crypto-related work by state agencies.

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From the Exchange Act & Howey case to ETFs & ICO litigation


Covering virtual currency-based derivatives & updates on potential SROs


Where anti-money laundering & know your customer laws meet crypto


Their 2014 guidance on crypto taxes and a checklist of items crypto investors should be tracking


Including relevant Congressional hearings, legislation, and lobbying activity


All the crypto-related bills considered before state legislatures, plus updates from executive agencies


Activity involving cryptocurrency has been regulated for years. While some may see crypto as a new asset class, regulators view it through their own lenses. Cryptocurrency is subject to existing financial laws when applicable. For example, the SEC oversees securities offerings. If a particular ICO is deemed to be a securities offering, it would need to be compliant with existing securities laws. 

There are also other federal agencies, state agencies, Congress, state legislatures, and the courts who each have a say in matters related to cryptocurrency.

Amazing math and an ingenious combination of cryptographic protocols, yes. But anything that touches the financial system is subject to existing regulations. Rest assured, regulators care about things like access points, such as exchanges, not codebases. They regulate activity, not the asset. They want to ensure people are not using crypto as a new means to break existing financial laws, and they want to protect the public from potential fraud.

Crystal Clarity does not take an official position on specific regulations at this time. We are focused on providing you with accurate information rather than opinions.

We understand people have strong views about regulation, particularly as a community that values decentralization. However, as crypto scales, regulation is inevitable. It may be through industry-developed self-regulations, government-issued regulations, or a combination of the two. Either way, we will be here to keep you informed as new regulation and legislation develops.

No. Crystal Clarity is a first-of-its-kind, resource rich database packed with existing financial laws and new CryptoReg developments. We make it easy to find relevant laws and legislation, but we do not provide legal or investment advice.

For legal questions specific to your unique circumstances, we strongly encourage retaining qualified attorneys who have respectable experience with cryptocurrencies and extensive experience in financial regulation.

From our founder: “I’ve been loosely following proposed cryptocurrency regulation since June 2011, after this letter was released while I was working at the Senate, and in 2013 the Senator I worked for served on the two committees that held the first hearings about crypto. Then in 2016, I began falling down the oft-cited crypto rabbit hole. While preparing to submit a comment to the SEC on proposed bitcoin ETFs, I realized how labor-intensive it was to obtain all the relevant research materials, let alone track developments. So I started maintaining my own database of crypto-related regulations.

By 2017, the knowledge gap between crypto startups and regulators was painfully apparent. It posed a threat to the industry. On top of that, misrepresentations of public policy created unnecessary gov FUD. I realized individuals and companies desperately needed a comprehensive source of accurate information. Creating a digital platform for comprehensive cryptocurrency-related regulation and legislation has been in the works ever since.”


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Michelle L. Staton


Crystal Clarity is the brainchild of a recovered legislative staffer of the U.S. Senate, Michelle L. Staton, who began her foray into public policy in 2008. In addition to lobbying, she has worked at the state and federal levels, as well as in international political development. Raised in a family of software engineers, she is also a third-generation programmer, early blockchain adopter and passionate advocate for cryptocurrency adaptation.

Michelle has spoken about blockchain at Harvard Business School’s Social Enterprise Conference; on financial and securities regulation at the NYC Computational Law & Blockchain Festival; and about smart contracts at Fordham University’s Humanitarian Blockchain Summit.

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