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ICOs may fall under one jurisdiction – Ontario Securities Commission

March 9, 2017 by Beatrice OZANNE

The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) issued a statement regarding ICOs, in which it claimed that despite the tokens not signifying an ownership stake in a particular business, the might be viewed as securities, hence, fall under the commission’s jurisdiction.

“Businesses’ specific use of [distributed ledger technology] may trigger Ontario securities law requirements, including the need to be registered or file a prospectus,” the statement reads.

The commissions encouraged businesses interested in the blockchain technology as means of raising capital to discuss securities law and investor protection requirements with the OSC.

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