Blockchain and Competition Law: Blockchain Must Not be a Solution Looking for a Problem

There is huge interest in the potential of blockchain to transform business processes and generate commercial efficiencies and cost savings across a whole host of business sectors. Mindful of the

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Massachusetts Regulator Halts Five ICOs

The office of Massachusetts Secretary of State announced today that it had halted ICOs from five companies, claiming that the sale of digital tokens amounts to the unregistered offering of

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ICO, Litigation, Securities, US

Twitter Joins Google and Facebook in Banning Cryptocurrency Ads

Reuters reported that, starting tomorrow,  Twitter will ban cryptocurrency ads.  The prohibition will cover advertising of ICOS and ads by cryptocurrency exchanges and cryptocurrency wallet services, unless they are public

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Cryptocurrency, ICO

Tennessee Recognizes Blockchain and Smart Contracts

Tennessee enacted a law yesterday that recognizes “the legal authority to use blockchain technology and smart contracts in conducting electronic transactions.” Under the new legislation, “A signature that is secured

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Smart Contracts, US

U.S. Government May Include Digital Currency Addresses on List of Sanctioned Parties

OFAC, the Office of Foreign Assets Control, is the financial intelligence and enforcement agency of the U.S. Treasury Department that

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Cryptocurrency, OFAC, US

Petro Cryptocurrency Outlawed in U.S.

President Donald Trump signed an executive order today that imposed sanction against Venezuela’s cryptocurrency, the “petro.”  Trump’s executive order prohibits

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Cryptocurrency, Venezuela

U.S. FTC Shuts Down Promoters of Deceptive Cryptocurrency Schemes

At the request of the Federal Trade Commission, a federal court has halted the activities of four individuals who allegedly

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Cryptocurrency, Litigation, US

The Cautious Approach to Cryptocurrencies and ICOs in Malaysia

The global frenzy around cryptocurrencies has seen prices fluctuate dramatically over the past year, leading to a growing interest among

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Cryptocurrency, ICO, Malaysia

Regulatory Aspects of ICOs in Switzerland

The Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) is one of the regulatory bodies that has taken specific steps with respect

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ICO, Switzerland

ICO Regulation in Germany

Initial Coin Offerings are now mushrooming in Germany as well.  Besides the recent Savedroid ICO, the local Frankfurt news section

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Germany, ICO