Marc Powers

Marc Powers is currently an adjunct professor at Florida International University College of Law, where he is teaching “Blockchain, Crypto and Regulatory Considerations.” He recently retired from practicing at an Am Law 100 law firm, where he built both its national securities litigation and regulatory enforcement practice team and its hedge fund industry practice. Marc started his legal career in the SEC’s Enforcement Division. During his 40 years in law, he was involved in representations including the Bernie Madoff Ponzi scheme, a recent presidential pardon and the Martha Stewart insider trading trial.

Author’s posts

Opinion
As interest in and use of blockchain accelerates this year, so do regulators’ fears, making them pay more attention to crypto exchanges.
Powers On... Broker disintermediation and unregulated crypto exchanges cause major concerns
Marc Powers
2021-08-24T22:07:48+01:00
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Opinion
Eleven class actions against crypto firms and their founders started with a bang and will end with a whimper — as they should.
Powers On... Why the fear of ICO enforcement and liability is coming to an end
Marc Powers
2021-07-27T18:17:00+01:00
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Opinion
The question is not whether Bitcoin will be the future of money; the question is how, where and when it will be the future of money.
Powers On... El Salvador is the unlikely leader for sovereign adoption of Bitcoin as national currency
Marc Powers
2021-06-22T15:57:55+01:00
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Opinion
Elon Musk, here we go again: It is not the first time his reckless tweeting has caused serious problems, but this time they’re for crypto.
Powers On... Why the SEC, CFTC or FTC needs to check in on Elon Musk’s frenzied crypto tweets
Marc Powers
2021-05-25T17:11:00+01:00
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Opinion
I should know, I helped chase down $1 billion of his fraudulently-obtained cash.
Powers On… Why Bernie Madoff should be a powerful lesson to stock and crypto memecoin investors
Marc Powers
2021-05-11T15:03:02+01:00
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Opinion
A former SEC attorney argues that the agency is executing significant overreach in its case against Ripple and its executives Brad Garlinghouse and Chris Larsen...
Powers On… Why the SEC is not your friend (and how to deal with that)
Marc Powers
2021-03-30T16:58:12+01:00
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Opinion
Why is the U.S. dragging its heels on crypto and blockchain regulation, as the rest of the world forges ahead with financial innovation?
Powers On... The battle for digital asset supremacy and the consequences of U.S. capitulation
Marc Powers
2021-02-11T19:33:26+00:00
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