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Blockchain Leadership Summit in Basel

On the 23rd and 24th November 2018, the Blockchain Leadership Summit was held in Basel, Switzerland. The participating leaders represented states (for example, Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat), blockchain businesses,

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EU, ICO, Switzerland

HMRC Publishes Guidance on the Taxation of Cryptoassets for Individuals

This week HM Revenue & Customs (“HMRC”), the UK’s tax authority, set out its view on how individuals should be taxed when handling cryptoassets which can be used as a

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Bitcoin, Cryptoassets, Cryptocurrency, Tax, UK

A Series Of 1st-Time Crypto Actions For The SEC

On December 17 we published an article in Law360 describing the SEC’s busy November in which it secured three “firsts” in its crackdown on unlawful digital activity: (1) its first

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Enforcement, ICO, SEC, US

Australia Uses Blockchain to Provide Better Counterfeit Protections for Australian Businesses and Consumers

A new initiative from the Australian Government, the Smart Trade Mark, provides Australian businesses with a  new technology to help protect their products from counterfeiting risks and imitation products in

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Australia, Intellectual Property, Trademark

US District Court Judge Holds Plaintiffs Made Sufficient Showing That Token Is Security to Survive a Motion to Dismiss

Recent posts have discussed proceedings brought by the SEC in connection with ICOs that violated the securities laws.  But private

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ICO, ICO Litigation, Litigation, US

Switzerland introduces the “Innovator License” for Fintechs

On November 30, 2018, the Federal Council (the highest executive authority of Switzerland) published the implementing rules governing the newly

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Banking, FinTech, Innovator License, Switzerland

Flat Risk Weight of 800% – FINMA Clarifies Prudential Consequences of Cryptoassets Trading by Swiss Banks and Securities Dealers

Up to now, the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) has taken no official position on how to consider cryptoassets

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Banking, Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency, FINMA, Switzerland

EU Blockchain Roundtable meets to discuss future of technology and formation of international association

Brussels, 20 November 2018: The EU Blockchain Roundtable took place with the theme of ‘bringing industries together for Europe to

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EU, International

Launch of First Multi-Crypto ETP at SIX Swiss Exchange

On 22 November 2018, there was a first at SIX Swiss Exchange: Swiss-based startup Amun AG obtained the first license

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Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency, Exchanges, Switzerland

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