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UK Law Commission Launches Consultation on the Electronic Execution of Documents

Last month, the UK Law Commission (the “Commission“) launched a consultation paper as part of its latest project to address any uncertainty as to the formalities around the electronic execution

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Smart Contracts, UK

SEC and CFTC Charge Bitcoin-Funded Securities Dealer and CEO

On September 27, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filed charges against an international securities dealer and its Austria-based CEO for allegedly violating the federal securities laws in connection

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CFTC, SEC, US

Swiss Bankers Association Publishes Guidelines Intended to Maintain Switzerland’s Blockchain Friendly Status

Switzerland often ranks among the most friendly and accommodating countries for blockchain-based companies to conduct their initial coin or token offering (“ICO”). Indeed, recent estimates are that more than 530

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AML, Banking, ICO, Switzerland

CSIRO’s Red Belly Blockchain Claims New Speed Record

It is well known that, among the biggest problems with public blockchains, such as the one behind Bitcoin, are the amount of time it takes to process a transaction and

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Australia, Cryptocurrency, CSIRO

UK Crypto Task Force Calls For Regulation

In February 2018, the UK Treasury Committee launched an inquiry into digital currencies.  In the course of its inquiry the

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AML, Cryptocurrency, FCA, ICO, UK

Texas Takes Action Against Cryptocurrency Schemes

Texas has been one of the more active US states in combating fraudulent ICOs and cryptocurrency scams.  Earlier this week

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Cryptocurrency, Enforcement, Texas, US

Additional First-Of-Their-Kind Enforcement in the U.S.

Last week we reported that FINRA brought its first-ever disciplinary action in the cryptocurrency space.  But there were also two

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Cryptocurrency, ICO, SEC, US

New York Court Rules Criminal Case Involving Violations of Securities Fraud Can Go Ahead

On Tuesday, September 11, a New York Federal Judge rejected a defendant’s argument that he cannot be prosecuted because the

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Cryptocurrency, Enforcement, ICO, US

FINRA Charges Broker for Securities Fraud and Unlawful Distribution of an Unregistered Cryptocurrency Security

On Tuesday, September 11, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”) took its first disciplinary action against an industry professional, charging

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Enforcement, FINRA, Securities, US

Australia’s ASIC 2018-2022 Corporate Plan Reflects Growth of Blockchain and ICOs

Australia’s corporate regulator, the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) has released its 2018-2019 to 2021-2022 corporate plan (the Plan),

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Australia, Cryptocurrency, ICO

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