09 Aug '13, 5pm

Court Maintains Bitcoin-Related Investment Scheme Is A Security Under The Federal... | by @perkinscoiellp

While this case seems to highlight an important question that many in the virtual currency industry have been debating — whether Bitcoin is a security — the court’s decision never addresses this issue. Rather, the court addressed only the SEC’s argument that the Bitcoin-related investment scheme, not Bitcoin itself, constitutes a security. This is an important distinction. The court examined the investment scheme and found that it fit the definition of an investment contract under the Supreme Court’s Howey case. On that basis, and on that basis alone, the court found the Ponzi scheme investment was a security, and therefore held that it properly had jurisdiction to rule on the case.

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