In 2017, a Texan resident bought a home entirely in Bitcoin in Austin Texas marking the first ever Bitcoin real estate purchase. The Russian real estate firm, Kalinka, was hired in the same year to sell a client’s home for $8 million worth of Bitcoin. In June 2021, a $22.5 million Miami Beach penthouse was…

The advancement of computer software has made data analytics a very powerful enforcement tool for the SEC.  Being able to research and extract details from a massive amount of data, then sorting, comparing, and analyzing it provides the SEC with valuable details that were previously unavailable because of being buried in the masses of irrelevant…

Being a Responsible Steward: Ensuring that the SEC Implements Effective Cybersecurity Protocols for its Data Gathering Efforts Commissioner Luis A. Aguilar United States Securities and Exchange Commission[1] Dec. 16, 2015 I. Introduction The Securities and Exchange Commission’s recent initiatives to gather and analyze more information about the securities markets represent an essential component of being…