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

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 offering (“ICO”). Indeed, recent estimates are that more than 530

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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 Committee received oral and written evidence from a number of

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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 other first-of-their-kind enforcement actions last week by the U.S. SEC.

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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

European Parliament moves to extend the European Commission Proposal for Crowdfunding Regulation to capture ICOs

In March 2018 the European Commission issued a proposal for a regulation on crowdfunding service providers (“CSPs“) (the “Proposal“) as

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SEC Bars Perpetrator of Tomahawkcoin ICO Fraud

On August 14, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) recently obtained permanent officer-and-director and penny stock bars against

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Australian Regulator Provides Further Guidance on Initial Coin Offerings and Cryptocurrency Compliance

The Australian Securities and Investment Commission (“ASIC”) has released further guidance on initial coin offerings (“ICOs”) and cryptocurrency compliance through

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Australia, Cryptocurrency, ICO

Thailand Warms to Digital Assets

Thailand has moved closer to being among one of the first jurisdictions in the Asia-Pacific region (and globally) to facilitate

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