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India Announces a New National Framework for Blockchain

In a letter published in November 2019, Sanjay Dhotre, India’s Minister of State for Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) , stated that the Indian government is developing a National Level

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Cryptocurrency, Distributed Ledger Technology, India

Ukraine Focuses on Promoting a Blockchain Friendly Ecosystem

A number of recent developments in Ukraine have demonstrated the country’s focus on promoting a blockchain friendly ecosystem. At a government level, the recently established Ministry of Digital Transformation (MDT)

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Cryptocurrency, Ukraine

Liechtenstein Government Announces New Blockchain Act

On May 7, 2019 the Liechtenstein government reported that it passed a motion to implement a new law on Tokens and VT Service Providers (generally referred to as the “Blockchain

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Cryptocurrency, Liechtenstein

UK Jurisdiction Taskforce Launches Consultation on Cryptoassets, Distributed Ledger Technologies and Smart Contracts

The UK Jurisdiction Taskforce (“UKJT“) recently published a consultation paper on the status of cryptoassets, DLT, and smart contracts under English private law. The UKJT is one of the six

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Cryptoassets, Cryptocurrency, Distributed Ledger Technology, Smart Contracts, UK

English High Court Rules on Cryptocurrency Investments

On April 21, 2019, the English High Court ruled that it would have jurisdiction to hear the case of Ramona

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Bitcoin, Consumer Law, Cryptocurrency, UK

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

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Smart Contracts, UK

EU Blockchain Observatory & Forum releases thematic report

The EU Blockchain Observatory & Forum (EBOF) launched in February 2018 has published its first thematic report outlining the current

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Cryptocurrency, EU

Lithuania Issues ICO guidelines

Lithuania becomes the latest jurisdiction to release guidance in relation to ICOs. On 8 June 2018, the Lithuanian Government released

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AML, Cryptocurrency, ICO, Lithuania, Securities, Tax

FCA Warns Banks On Cryptoassets In “Dear CEO” Letter

On 11 June, the UK’s financial services regulator, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), published a “Dear CEO letter” providing guidance

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Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency, FCA, ICO, UK

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