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European Parliament adopts Blockchain Resolution

On Monday 3 October, the European Parliament adopted a non-legislative Resolution on distributed ledger technologies (DLT) / blockchain. In the Resolution, the Parliament makes clear that it is keen to

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EU, GDPR, ICO, Smart Contracts

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

Australian Regulator Takes Action Against Misleading Initial Coin Offerings

In May of this year, the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) indicated that ICO issuers and their associated advisers would come under regulator scrutiny where their conduct or statements

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Australia, ICO

SEC Suspends Trading in Company for Making False Cryptocurrency-Related Claims about SEC Regulation and Registration

Last week we reported that the US SEC stopped a fraudulent ICO that falsely claimed that it had SEC approval.  Yesterday, the SEC suspended trading in the securities of a

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ICO, SEC, US

SEC Stops Fraudulent ICO That Falsely Claimed SEC Approval

The U.S. SEC announced yesterday that it had stopped what sounds like the most brazen fake ICO yet.  According to

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ICO, ICO Litigation, SEC, US

Swiss Blockchain-based Businesses Must Consider AML and Licensing Requirements

During 2017, the issue that probably got the most attention for companies raising capital through initial coin offerings (ICOs) was

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AML, Banking, FINMA, ICO, Switzerland

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

Swiss Bankers Association Publishes Guidelines Intended to Maintain Switzerland’s Blockchain Friendly Status

Switzerland often ranks among the most friendly and accommodating countries for blockchain-based companies to conduct their initial coin or token

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AML, Banking, ICO, Switzerland

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

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

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