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Pengtao Teng

Pengtao Teng


Pengtao "Mac" Teng earned his B.S.E. in bioengineering from the University of Pennsylvania and his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law, where he was the business director for the Virginia Environmental Law Journal. While at UVA, he worked as a law clerk at the Commonwealth Attorney's office in Charlottesville and the U.S. Attorney's office for the Middle District of Florida. He was also a Cowan Fellow in the Human Rights Study Project.

Prior to law school, Mac worked as a technology analyst at Goldman Sachs & Co., where he helped develop a risk and margin calculation platform used by the prime brokerage and asset management businesses.

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SEC Flexes Funny Bone in Fictional Token Offering

The Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) has taken to using humor and sarcasm to educate retail investors about the potential risks of purchasing tokens in initial coin offerings (“ICOs”).This week, the SEC issued a press release presenting “a hot investment opportunity.” The release pointed to a website touting the HoweyCoin—a fictional crypto token intending … Continue Reading