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Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission Announces New Framework for Regulating Virtual Asset Trading Platforms

The Securities and Futures Commission (“SFC“) has taken another major step towards establishing a regulatory framework for virtual asset trading platforms, and is now inviting licensing applications from platform operators

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Cryptoassets, Hong Kong, Securities and Futures Commission, Uncategorized

Time to get smart? Blockchain and Trademarks

It may be the moment for the IP profession to get to grips with the use of blockchain technology in its practice. Blockchain has, of course, risen to its current

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Blockchain vs GDPR: Technology Meets Regulation (Again!)

Unless you’ve been living under a series of highly distributed rocks, you’ll be aware that blockchain (or at least the group of technologies known as Distributed Ledger Technologies or DLTs)

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Two Global Companies Talk Blockchain

In terms of real-world applications, much of the blockchain activity is in fintech and among startups.  But earlier this week, two global companies discussed how they plan to use blockchain. 

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Credit Card Issuers Ban Cryptocurrency Purchases

According to a Bloomberg report, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Bank of America Corp. and Citigroup Inc. said they’re halting purchases

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Blockchain and Government IDs

Government issued identification is one of the areas that garners a lot of attention in terms of the potential uses

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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

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Where Can I Buy Things With Bitcoin?

Much of the attention around Bitcoin in 2017 understandably focused on its meteoric price rise and overall volatility.  But all

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