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BakerHostetler

Blockchain 50 Published, Exchanges Expand Services, Enforcement Actions by SEC, CFTC and International Tax Authorities, Hacks...

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Forbes Publishes Blockchain 50, Cryptocurrency Exchanges Expand Services - This week, Forbes published its second annual Blockchain 50 list, recognizing the 50 largest companies with significant blockchain technology...more

Morrison & Foerster LLP

Japanese FinTech Regulations Set For Further Changes In 2020

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Part 1: Proposed regulatory amendments concerning payment settlement services and the introduction of a one-stop intermediary license for marketing financial products- It is generally expected that a bill will soon be...more

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

Sweden to Test Its Own Cryptocurrency

The country with the most cashless consumer transactions announced this week that it plans to test its own cryptocurrency “that can work as a complement to cash.” Sweden’s central bank, the Riksbank, stated it will be...more

Polsinelli

Blockchain Litigation Year In Review (Part 2): Lessons From 2019 And What’s Ahead For 2020

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It began as an obscure experiment in unregulated virtual currency. Initially undistinguished from Bitcoin, blockchain evolved to become one of the pillars of web 3.0, enabling new means of trust, transparency, security and...more

BakerHostetler

Can ‘Hijacking’ a Single Cryptocurrency Network Violate Antitrust Laws?

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On Jan. 28, a federal judge in Florida dismissed without prejudice the nation’s first antitrust suit involving cryptocurrency. ...more

Polsinelli

Blockchain Litigation Year in Review (Part 1): Lessons From 2019 And What’s Ahead For 2020

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When is a digital asset a security or a commodity? Are SAFTs safe? Does hyping blockchain create an expectation of profit? Is blockchain a trademark, trade secret or neither? Are free tokens tax-free? Who is Satoshi Nakamoto?...more

Orrick - On the Chain

Power of the Peirce: SEC Commissioner Spends Some of Her Influence on Trying to Help Crypto Network Developers

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SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce continues to be one of the most vocal persons in leadership positions at federal regulators who are promoting innovation in digital currency and the blockchain....more

Hogan Lovells

U.S. man charged with operating darknet-based bitcoin 'mixer' that laundered $300 million

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The U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) has indicted a man from Ohio for running Helix, a darknet-based cryptocurrency laundering service that is alleged to have laundered bitcoins worth $300 million....more

BakerHostetler

Navy Awards Blockchain Contract, Crypto Loyalty Programs Advance, Australia Releases Blockchain Strategy, US Warns on Crypto AML...

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Blockchain Enterprise Applications Continue to Emerge Across Industries - A press release late last week announced that blockchain startup SIMBA Chain has been awarded a five-year, $9.5 million contract with the U.S. Navy...more

Polsinelli

BitBlog Bi-Weekly Update

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Many crypto entrepreneurs are seeking to build decentralized networks in which a token serves as a means of exchange on, or provides access to a function of the network.  In the course of building out the network, they need...more

Perkins Coie

Blockchain Week in Review - February 2020

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U.S. Developments - SEC Commissioner Proposes Safe Harbor for Token Offerings - In a speech on February 6th at the International Blockchain Congress in Chicago, Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) Commissioner...more

Seyfarth Shaw LLP

SEC Commissioner Peirce Proposes Three Year “Safe Harbor” For Tokens

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Seyfarth Synopsis: On Thursday, February 6, 2020, SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce proposed rules which, if certain conditions are met, would, for three years, exempt (1) the offer and sale of tokens from most provisions of the...more

Hogan Lovells

Michigan man sentenced to prison and ordered to repay $210,000 in crypto scam

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A man from Michigan has been ordered to repay about $210,000 for his role in a cryptocurrency scam. The fraudster solicited investments from two people, promising them large returns, but he used the investment proceeds to buy...more

BakerHostetler

Blockchain Developments in Food Safety, Ethical Sourcing, Financial Services, Social Media and Trading Platforms; DOJ Continues...

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Blockchain Enterprise Solutions Aim to Improve Safety and Address Ethical Sourcing Concerns - According to recent reports, the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), an agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is...more

Perkins Coie

Blockchain Week in Review - January 2020 #4

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Weekly Focus - Replies to Motions for Summary Judgments filed in SEC v. Telegram - Cases Consolidated in Class Action Suit Against iFinex Inc - Bittrex Introduces Insurance Coverage - -Research Report Finds the...more

Robins Kaplan LLP

Financial Daily Dose 2.7.2020 | Top Story: Credit Suisse CEO Tiam Out in Wake of Corporate Spying Scandal

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Credit Suisse’s CEO Tidjane Thiam is out, to be succeeded next week by longtime company vet Thomas Gottstein. Thaim appeared to have ridden out the corporate spying scandal involving a former employee last year, and he had...more

Hogan Lovells

Central banks team up to study digital currencies uses

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Six banks have announced that they will work together to assess whether creating central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) is worth it. The group will review use cases, economic, functional and technical design choices, and the...more

Dickinson, Mackaman, Tyler & Hagen, P.C.

SEC Asserts Authority: Some ICOs Are Legal, Some Are Not

Cryptocurrencies and initial coin offerings (“ICOs”) are subject to numerous federal and state laws. Dickinson Law has previously covered efforts by federal regulators to assert control over cryptocurrencies and ICOs under...more

Orrick - On the Chain

They Did It for the Gram: SEC and Telegram File Dueling Expert Reports

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The battle in federal court between the SEC and Telegram continues to progress at breakneck speed. The SEC commenced its action less than four months ago, on October 11, 2019, by seeking a temporary restraining order against...more

Shearman & Sterling LLP

Group of Central Banks to Collaborate on Potential of Central Bank Digital Currencies

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The Bank of Canada, the Bank of England, the Bank of Japan, the European Central Bank, the Sveriges Riksbank, the Swiss National Bank and the Bank for International Settlements have announced that they have created a group to...more

Hogan Lovells

“Of Ransoms, Bitcoin, and Injunctions”: English High Court grants subrogee insurer proprietary injunction over ransomed Bitcoin

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In a gripping tale sure to excite die-hard Potter fans everywhere, the English High Court has granted a so-called ‘Harry Potter injunction‘ (i.e. a protective injunction against persons unknown) restraining the dissipation of...more

BakerHostetler

New Blockchain Solutions, Crypto Products, Regulations and Licenses; 51% Attack Hits, Insurer Traces Ransomware Payment, Crypto...

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Solutions Debut for Wine, Farming Data, Media Authenticity and Credentialing - A multinational closures company has announced what it describes as the first European winery that tracks wine products using “connected...more

Goodwin

Financial Services Weekly News: CFPB Announces New UDAAP Framework

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In This Issue. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released a policy statement outlining framework that the CFPB will immediately begin to apply in matters of supervision and enforcement regarding the “abusive”...more

Perkins Coie

Blockchain Week in Review - January 2020 #3

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U.S. Developments - Federal and State Regulatory Developments - Bill in Hawaii State Senate Addresses Digital Assets Including Authorization for Banks to Serve as Qualified Custodians - SB 2594 before the Hawaii...more

Goodwin

SEC Deems Digital-Currency Investment Vehicle a Reporting Company

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On January 21, 2020, Grayscale Bitcoin Trust (the “Trust”) became the first digital currency investment vehicle to attain the status of an SEC reporting company. The Trust’s sponsor, Grayscale Investments, LLC (“Grayscale”),...more

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