The SEC issued dozens of subpoenas to investigate initial coin offerings. Fortune Senior Writer Jen Wieczner explains what this crackdown means for the cryptocurrency market.

"This is something that is on everyone's mind," says Wieczner. "I think its going to be largely a good thing. People in the ICO space say this is going to give them some clarity."

Wieczner says ultimately this crackdown can weed out bad actors in this emerging market.