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Department of the Treasury Issues Report Recommending U.S. Capital Markets Regulatory Reforms

The U.S. Department of the Treasury has issued a report to the President recommending extensive regulatory and legislative reforms to the U.S. capital markets. The recommendations, in response to the White House's executive...more

SEC Brings First Enforcement Action Related to Initial Coin Offerings

The Situation: Promoters of two recent initial coin offerings face charges of investor fraud brought by the SEC, after allegedly misrepresenting the assets purportedly backing the offerings, exaggerating the amount of funds...more

UK Regulator Examines Scope of Securities Laws, Warns of Initial Coin Offering Risks

The Situation: The UK Financial Conduct Authority has released a statement on initial coin offerings. It focuses the circumstances in which an ICO might fall within the scope of the FCA's current regulatory boundaries as well...more

Blockchain for Business

As the interest in blockchain technology grows, companies will be confronted with numerous decisions, challenges, and legal issues pertaining to its adoption. Relevant matters include the overall design and control of...more

Delaware Becomes the First State to Allow Corporations to Maintain Corporate Records Using Blockchain Technology

On August 1, 2017, Delaware became the first state to allow corporations to use blockchain technology to maintain corporate records. This development comes almost a year after Vice Chancellor J. Travis Laster of the Delaware...more

SEC's Investigative Report Raises Difficult Questions for ICO Issuers

Against the backdrop of recent growth of initial coin or token offerings ("ICOs"), the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"), on July 25, 2017, published its first public statements on this fundraising practice. The...more

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