Cryptocurrency

Ukraine Publishes Draft Taxation Law on Virtual Assets

On September 19,  2018, the Ukranian Parliament published a draft law which aims to set out the legal basis for the taxation of transactions involving virtual assets. The draft law

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Cryptocurrency, ICO, Smart Contracts, Ukraine

Report Shows Underbelly of Cryptocurrency Money Laundering

On October 10, CipherTrace – a developer of cryptocurrency AML, bitcoin forensics, and blockchain threat solutions – released its Cryptocurrency Anti-Money Laundering Report – Q3 2018 (the “Report”).  The Report

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AML, Cryptocurrency, Money Laundering, US

A Complete Guide to Regulations on Cryptocurrencies and ICOs in Thailand

This blog has previously discussed how different countries have taken varying positions with respect to their friendliness toward cryptocurrencies and ICOs. Baker McKenzie’s office in Thailand has prepared a guide

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Cryptocurrency, ICO, Thailand

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

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

China Cracks Down Again on Cryptocurrency

On August 17, the central district of Chaoyang in Beijing issued a notice telling hotels, shopping malls, and office buildings

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China, Cryptocurrency

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