Skip to content
Branch: master
Find file History
Fetching latest commit…
Cannot retrieve the latest commit at this time.
Permalink
Type Name Latest commit message Commit time
..
Failed to load latest commit information.
README.md
US.json

README.md

United States

The United States proves to be one of the most complex regulatory environments with respect to tokens and digital assets. Comments and policies by regulators tend to change rapidly and without warning.

Based on this, a prudent approach is to assess if a token readily available on the market, being offered from firms which are well managed, regulated and have clear policies on token availability. In adhering to this approach, there will be no meaningful additional access to the US market of these tokens or assets.

Comments by Regulatory Agencies

Secutities and Exchange Comission

  1. Statement on Digital Assets and Trading
  • Based on this assessment, additional care is to be taken being taken with respect to utility tokens, as they may be classified as securities
  1. Remarks by William Hinman

putting aside the fundraising that accompanied the creation of Ether, based on my understanding of the present state of Ether, the Ethereum network and its decentralized structure, current offers and sales of Ether are not securities transactions

  • Based on these statements, a token that has completed a fundraise is not necessarily a security; ethereum completed a fundraise, but is not at this time a security.

Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006

In 2006 the United States congress passed what is now known as UIGEA, which imposes severe restrictions on online gaming and gambling. Tokens that are designed specifically to assist in or facilitate online gambling may be considered to be:

(i) automated clearing house (ACH) systems, (ii) card systems, (iii) check collection systems, (iv) money transmitting businesses, and (v) wire transfer systems.

Comments by Regulated Businesses

Coinbase

Last Updated July 17, 2019

Coinbase Listing Policy

The asset is not classified as a security using Coinbase's Securities Law Framework.

Coinbase Tokens Available

Circle

Last Updated July 17, 2019

  • Poloniex is owned by Circle Inc
  • Circle Inc is subject to regulations by SEC and FINRA registered Broker-Dealers

Circle Tokens Available

Circle Token Deslisting

It is not possible to be certain whether US regulators will consider these assets to be securities

  • The assets listed are "ARDR, BCN, DCR, GAME, GAS, LSK, NXT, OMNI, and REP"

Bittrex

Last Updated July 17, 2019

Bittrex Listing Policy

To be listed on the U.S. platform on Bittrex.com, our compliance review requires the applicant to provide a legal memorandum or opinion from its U.S.-qualified external legal counsel. The memo or opinion should present the factual and legal basis for its conclusion that (a) the Candidate Token is not a security under applicable securities laws, and (b) that trades of the Candidate Tokens would not be subject to regulation under any applicable laws applicable to trading of commodities.

Bittrex Tokens Available

Bittrex Token Deslisting

Discrepancies among by regulated businesses

Last Updated July 17, 2019

  • These three regulated business currently do have slight discrepancies among their recent de-listing of tokens

| Symbol| Delisted by Bittrex| Remains available on Poloniex| Available on Coinbase| |-----------|----------------|-------|----------------------------------|--------------------------| |AMP |6/21/19 | YES | | |BLOCK|6/21/19 | YES | | |BNT |6/28/19 | YES | | |CVC |6/28/19 | YES |YES | |FCT |6/21/19 | YES | | |FLDC |6/21/19 | YES | | |GNO |6/28/19 | YES | | |NMR |6/21/19 | YES | | |OMG |6/28/19 | YES | | |QTUM |6/21/19 | YES | | |SNT |6/28/19 | YES | | |STORJ|6/21/19 | YES | |

Based on these discrepancies, the curated list has not included any asset that was explicitly removed by a single entity. This will be reviewed over time to see if these policies eventually become consistent across the sector.

The List

Below is a list of tokens which are readily available to the US market from the companies listed above. This list available as a JSON and can be pulled in via script for automation.

Name Symbol Mined Category Companies Approved Contract Address (if ERC20 Token)
0x Protocol ZRX FALSE Swap ["Bittrex", "Coinbase", "Poloniex"] 0xE41d2489571d322189246DaFA5ebDe1F4699F498
Basic Attention Token BAT FALSE App ["Bittrex", "Coinbase", "Poloniex"] 0x0D8775F648430679A709E98d2b0Cb6250d2887EF
Bitcoin Cash BCH TRUE Cryptocurrency ["Bittrex", "Coinbase", "Poloniex"]
Bitcoin BTC TRUE Cryptocurrency ["Bittrex", "Coinbase", "Poloniex"]
ChainLink LINK FALSE Data Publishing ["Coinbase"] 0x514910771af9ca656af840dff83e8264ecf986ca
DAI Stablecoin DAI FALSE Stable Coin ["Coinbase"] 0x89d24a6b4ccb1b6faa2625fe562bdd9a23260359
Endor EDR FALSE Artificial Intelligence ["Bittrex"] 0xc528c28fec0a90c083328bc45f587ee215760a0f
Enjin Coin ENJ FALSE Online Gaming ["Bittrex"] 0xf629cbd94d3791c9250152bd8dfbdf380e2a3b9c
Ethereum ETH TRUE Smart Contracts ["Bittrex", "Coinbase", "Poloniex"]
FunFair FUN FALSE Online Gaming ["Bittrex"] 0x419d0d8bdd9af5e606ae2232ed285aff190e711b
Golem GNT FALSE Computing ["Bittrex", "Coinbase", "Poloniex"] 0xa74476443119A942dE498590Fe1f2454d7D4aC0d
Loom Network LOOM FALSE Smart Contracts ["Bittrex", "Coinbase", "Poloniex"] 0xa4e8c3ec456107ea67d3075bf9e3df3a75823db0
Litecoin LTC TRUE Cryptocurrency ["Bittrex", "Coinbase", "Poloniex"]
Decentraland MANA FALSE App ["Bittrex", "Coinbase", "Poloniex"] 0x0f5d2fb29fb7d3cfee444a200298f468908cc942
METAL MTL FALSE App ["Bittrex"] 0xF433089366899D83a9f26A773D59ec7eCF30355e
Paxos Standard PAX FALSE Stable Coin ["Bittrex"] 0x8e870d67f660d95d5be530380d0ec0bd388289e1
Polymath POLY FALSE Security Tokens ["Bittrex", "Poloniex"] 0x9992eC3cF6A55b00978cdDF2b27BC6882d88D1eC
SingularDTV SNGLS FALSE Content ["Bittrex"] 0xaec2e87e0a235266d9c5adc9deb4b2e29b54d009
Tron TRX TRUE Smart Contracts ["Bittrex"]
TrueUSD TUSD FALSE Stable Coin ["Bittrex"] 0x0000000000085d4780B73119b644AE5ecd22b376
USD Coin USDC FALSE Stable Coin ["Poloniex", "Coinbase"] 0xa0b86991c6218b36c1d19d4a2e9eb0ce3606eb48
Tether USD USDT FALSE Stable Coin ["Poloniex", "Bittrex"] 0xdAC17F958D2ee523a2206206994597C13D831ec7
UnikoinGold UKG FALSE Online Gaming ["Bittrex"] 0xb2e59493763d0d0be2634b2d1afe066914b0fcc2
Worldwide Asset Exchange WAX FALSE Swap ["Bittrex"] 0x39Bb259F66E1C59d5ABEF88375979b4D20D98022
Stellar XLM TRUE Cryptocurrency ["Bittrex", "Coinbase", "Poloniex"]
Monero XMR TRUE Cryptocurrency ["Bittrex", "Poloniex"]
Ripple XRP TRUE Cryptocurrency ["Bittrex", "Coinbase", "Poloniex"]
You can’t perform that action at this time.