The Tax Implications of Cryptocurrencies

Among the many areas of law that will have to continue to evolve around cryptocurrencies is the tax law.  In the United States, as far back as 2014, the Internal

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Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency, Tax, US

Cryptocurrency to be regulated in Australia under Anti-Money Laundering laws

Australia has introduced new laws to regulate digital currency exchange service providers in the same way as providers of traditional currency exchange services. Businesses providing digital currency exchange services (for

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AML, Australia, Cryptocurrency, Exchanges

South Korea Seeks to Ban Anonymous Cryptocurrency Accounts

As previously previewed, Yohap News Agency has reported that cryptocurrency investors in South Korea will be fined for refusing to convert their virtual accounts into real-name ones.  The move comes

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Cryptocurrency, Indonesia, South Korea, Uncategorized

As England’s FCA Continues its Watching Brief on DLT & ICOs, is it Time For Self-Regulation?

In April 2017, England’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) published a Discussion Paper (“DP”) on DLT which sought views on the regulatory implications of DLT developments in financial markets and considered

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Cryptocurrency, ICO, Smart Contracts, UK

$4 Billion Crypto-Promoter Ordered to Halt Fraudulent Sales

The Texas State Securities Board said yesterday that it entered an Emergency Cease and Desist Order to halt the multiple

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Cryptocurrency, Litigation, US

ICO Lawsuits

One of the big questions surrounding ICOs is whether the “coin” (or token) offered in the ICO is considered a

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Cryptocurrency, DAO, ICO, Litigation, SEC, Securities, US

Cryptocurrency Activity by Asia-Pac Governments

In well publicized moves in late 2017, both China and South Korea banned ICOs.  Today, the Malaysian finance minister said

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China, Cryptocurrency, Malaysia, South Korea