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Latham & Watkins LLP

Hong Kong’s SFC Lays Out Regulatory Pathway for Tokenisation

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A new guidance creates a regulatory framework for tokenisation of retail investment products and provision of services for tokenised financial instruments. By Simon Hawkins and Adrian Fong On 2 November 2023, the Securities...more

Amundsen Davis LLC

Will the Proposed IRS Regulations Hinder the Growth of Tokenization in Real Estate?

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As digital currency grows in use and acceptability, digital currency has entered into many traditional investment markets. Commercial real estate is no exception. The conversion of real estate assets to digital tokens using...more

BakerHostetler

Crypto Firms Partner On Stablecoin Initiatives; Tokenization Discussion Paper Published; Hackers Steal $200M From Cross-Chain...

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EURC Stablecoin Launches on Stellar; Singapore Exchange Integrates PYUSD - In a recent press release, the issuer of USDC and the Stellar Development Foundation (SDF) announced that the euro-pegged stablecoin EURC has...more

BakerHostetler

Crypto Products Launch for Custody, Tokenization, Staking; Crypto Adoption Report Published; DFS Proposes New VC Guidance; NFT...

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Financial Firms Launch Crypto Products for Custody, Tokenization and Staking - In a recent press release, BitGo announced its plans “to create the first Bitcoin-only trust company” by partnering with Swan Bitcoin, a leading...more

Foley & Lardner LLP

Blockchain Tech's Role as Driver of M&A Action Evolves

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The landscape of mergers and acquisitions is undergoing a seismic shift powered by the adoption of distributed ledger and other blockchain derivative technology across industries. Recent challenges in the cryptocurrency...more

Allen & Overy LLP

MAS finalises its policy position on the regulation of stablecoin-related activities

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The MAS has finalised its regulatory approach for stablecoin-related activities. The finalised approach is substantially similar to what was originally set out in its consultation paper on the same issued on 26 October 2022....more

Proskauer - Blockchain and the Law

Tokenised Funds – Key UK Regulatory Considerations

In its February 2023 discussion paper (DP23/2) relating to the UK regulatory regime for asset management, the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA”) briefly touched on fund tokenisation as an area of technological drive and...more

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

Hsu Suggests Caution in Rollout of AI and Tokenization in Banking

On June 16, Michael Hsu, the Acting Comptroller of the Currency gave remarks at the American Bankers Association’s Risk and Compliance Conference about the risks of tokenization and AI on the banking industry. While...more

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

Insights into Central Bank Payments Innovation: Tokenized Money, DLT-based Infrastructures, and Public-Private Sector...

The head of the Federal Reserve’s New York Innovation Center (NYIC), Per von Zelowitz, joined Wilson Sonsini partner Jess Cheng for a conversation on the central bank’s payments innovation initiatives regarding the future of...more

Ballard Spahr LLP

Building the Engine Alongside the Brakes: Acting Comptroller Hsu’s Remarks Discuss Impact of Artificial Intelligence and...

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On June 16, 2023, Michael J. Hsu, Acting Comptroller of the Currency made remarks to the American Bankers Association (“ABA”) Risk and Compliance Conference in San Antonio, Texas. In his remarks, Hsu discussed both the...more

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

Ask Permission, Not Forgiveness for Responsible Innovation: Acting Comptroller Hsu Discusses Tokenization and AI

In a speech given at the American Bankers Association’s Risk and Compliance Conference on June 16th, Acting Comptroller Michael J. Hsu discussed the importance of responsible innovation in financial services, with a special...more

Morgan Lewis

Tokenized Funds, The Next Investment Trend? Regulatory Developments in the UK, EU, and UAE

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There has been a growing trend among traditional funds and asset managers to launch programs to tokenize alternative assets. The main benefits of tokenizing funds include increased liquidity and accessibility, heightened...more

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Fed governor weighs pros and cons of tokenization and AI

On April 20, Federal Reserve Governor Christopher J. Waller spoke on innovation and the future of finance during remarks at the Global Interdependence Center. Commenting that “[i]nnovation is a double-edged sword, with costs...more

Braumiller Law Group, PLLC

Hot Topics in International Trade - February 2023 - Regenerative Finance (ReFi): Tokenizing Carbon Offsets and Incentives

Introduction to ReFi. Regenerative Finance (ReFi) is a growing Web3 field that offers an opportunity to rethink how we approach finance, investing, and sustainable economic development. ReFi takes a holistic approach to...more

Hogan Lovells

One year on: using tokenisation to advance climate initiatives

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Last year we explored certain challenges facing green and sustainability-linked finance and investments, noting the growing issues with greenwashing and the difficulties in connecting real-world evidence of the benefits of...more

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

Web 3 - The End Of The Beginning

At the beginning of this year we were asked by a client to advise on a new project – the tokenisation, and sale in the form of NFTs, of a previously illiquid asset. The project is ground-breaking and is the first time that...more

Oberheiden P.C.

Tokenization Lawyer – 5 Reasons Why You Might Need One

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What is Tokenization? Tokenization is the process of converting an asset into a token on the blockchain. It operates by dividing—or fractionalizing—the ownership of an asset (whether the asset is a piece of real estate or...more

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

Tokenization and the Law: Legal Issues with NFTs

As the world economy increasingly goes digital, innovators and existing market participants are finding new ways to tokenize assets and expand upon their uses, particularly with non-fungible tokens (NFTs). NFTs have commonly...more

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

[Ongoing Program] What Is Web3?: Essentials of the Blockchain-based Internet Revolution - March 3rd, 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm ET

With the recent explosion of blockchain technology and major companies pivoting their business models to realize the promise of a metaverse, tech innovators, entertainment and sports icons, and venture capitalists alike are...more

Foley & Lardner LLP

The Law of Tokenomics, Revisited

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As the web further decentralizes based on blockchains, we are seeing new technology business models, particularly in the ecommerce sector, incorporate digital tokens into transaction flows by using digitally native tokens as...more

Woods Rogers Vandeventer Black

Cryptocurrency: Entrepreneurs Leveraging New Technology

Our previous article in this series looked at the legal framework surrounding blockchain technology.  This article will look at practical uses for the technology. Blockchain technology has implications for many business...more

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

[Webinar] Unpacking the NFT Boom and Legal Projections for Further Tokenization Developments in Entertainment - May 12th, 4:00 pm...

Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) have been trending since the start of the year, and more companies and artists are getting involved with the latest blockchain innovation. Join us to dive deeper than the headlines as our presenters...more

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

[Webinar] Rock Around the Block: Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Transaction and Regulatory Updates for 2021 - March 25th, 2:00 pm -...

It’s already been an epic year for blockchain, and it’s only March. As blockchain technology and digital currency companies are dominating today’s headlines, and more traditional companies get involved, what’s next for this...more

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

Regulatory Approaches to the Tokenisation of Assets

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) published a report on Regulatory Approaches to the Tokenisation of Assets (Jan. 2021). The report notes that: “Policy makers in different jurisdictions have...more

Pillsbury - Gravel2Gavel Construction & Real...

Blockchain-Based Tokenization of Commercial Real Estate

Blockchain technology is a digitized, distributed ledger that immutably records and shares information using software protocols and advanced cryptology. The development of blockchain-based smart contracts—self-executing...more

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