Cryptocurrency

SEC Takes First Step in Cracking Down on Digital Token Trading Platforms

On November 8, the SEC settled charges against Zachary Coburn, the founder of EtherDelta, a digital token trading platform.  This is the SEC’s first enforcement action against an entity for

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Cryptocurrency, Enforcement, Exchanges, SEC, US

Japanese Financial Services Agency accredits the Japan Virtual Currency Exchange Association as a Self-Regulatory Organization

On October 24, 2018, the Japanese Financial Services Agency (JFSA) accredited the Japan Virtual Currency Exchange Association (JVCEA, established in March 2018) as a self-regulatory organization under the Payment Services

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AML, Cryptocurrency, ICO, Japan

Securities stakeholders group recommends that ESMA provides clarity on regulation of cryptoassets

Cryptoassets continue to be a hot topic for financial services regulators. On 19 October 2018, it was the turn of the Securities and Markets Stakeholders Group (“SMSG“), which represents various

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Cryptocurrency, EU, Sandbox, Securities

Unhashing Blockchain: Blockchain Explained

Our blog reports on blockchain developments around the world and across industries. For those of our readers interested in some blockchain basics, Baker McKenzie has just published “Unhashing Blockchain: Blockchain

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Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency, International, Smart Contracts, Supply Chain, Use Case

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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