Canadian Regulators Release Statement on ICOs

Canadian securities regulators released what they call a staff notice on “cryptocurrency offerings”; Coindesk reports on the notice, “With the offerings that we have reviewed to date, we have in many instances found that the coins/tokens in question constitute securities for the purposes of securities laws, including because they are investment contracts.”; this has now become a trend in the market as the US SEC released a report and Chinese regulators released a statement about how they view this emerging capital raising method; the statement also covers companies looking to set up funds and encourages a regulatory sandbox to be created. Source