The SEC just released a statement regarding online crypto exchanges. The article basically provides warnings against using these services as they have no oversight into the operators/operations behind the scenes.
This statement just may preempt the SEC going after such online exchanges that may be offering securities. Based on what the BitShares foundation has been relaying to us on how difficult it has become to get blockchains listed on such exchanges, this could actually be great news for BitShares. It appears Stan could be right again as his prediction has been 2018 will be the year many of the blockchains bite the dust due to new regulations around the world.
While the prices have all come down today, I believe this news is extremely bullish for BitShares.