Cases filed in the past year by the DOJ, CFTC, and SEC represent a new phase in the US government’s digital asset enforcement efforts.

By Douglas K. Yatter, Matthew Valenti, and Deric Behar

Expanding beyond their earlier focus on registration and compliance violations and retail fraud, enforcement agencies have also begun to address other types of conduct involving digital assets. One such area is market manipulation. In the past year, the Department of Justice, the Commodity Futures Trading