Cryptocurrencies are one of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s top examination priorities this year.
In the SEC’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE) recent 报告, digital assets — specified as cryptocurrencies, coins and tokens — are included among the six “themes for OCIE’s 2019 Examination Priorities.”
“OCIE will continue to monitor the offer and sale, trading, and management of digital assets, and where the products are securities, examine for regulatory compliance.”
In terms of other goals of the office’s examination of crypto, the document also declares:
“In particular, through high level inquiries, OCIE will take steps to identify [cryptocurrency] market participants.”
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