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Has Augur made any recent statements about whether REP should or shouldn't be considered a security under US law?

I'm not looking for any community points of view on this question, I'm just asking if the Augur team themselves has made any official or unofficial statements recently about this.
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How likely would Augur developers be held liable for facilitating illegal acts?

Suppose that, as seems not just likely but well-neigh inevitable, Augur ends up hosting transactions considered illegal under some jurisdictions. This might be the case, for instance, if a U.S. ...
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Impact of China's ICO ban on Augur

Today seven Chinese Financial Regulators issued a joint statement defining Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) as illegal under Chinese Law. Since the Augur ICO was completed long ago (2015) I am most ...
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Does Augur pass the Howey Test?

Does Augur pass the "Howey Test" as discussed by the SEC in this recent report where they concluded that DAO tokens were a security under US law and if so what impact would that have on the ability of ...
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Are there any plans in place to deal with a potential fungibility or immutability crisis arising on the Ethereum network?

If a state actor or other major centralized body decided to put pressure on the Ethereum foundation to limit or rollback transactions related to the Augur project, would it be possible to move the ...
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Ability to ban specific types of prediction markets

Are there any types of prediction markets (such as invalid, unethical, or illegal) that are banned or censored by Augur? If there were a desire to create a ban, how could it be enforced by Augur ...
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Are REP tokens likely to be considered a security under US law?

Based on the Howey test it seems like it could be argued that a REP token hits all these indicators. It is an investment of money? Yes, clearly. There is an expectation of profits from the ...
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How can law enforcement prevent criminal activities on Augur?

Assuming Augur may be used in the future in an illegal manner (such as non-regulated casino, federal anti-gambling laws, or be used for money laundering), how can law enforcement prevent criminal ...
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What are the legal implications of sports betting at Augur?

In U.S. sports betting is illegal in most states and markets are tightly regulated by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CTFC). This can be also the case in different countries. So what are ...