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SEC: Ether And Bitcoin Are Not Securities
Cryptocurrency investors were concerned following the SEC's July 2017 investigative report on digital token sales by a virtual organization known as "The DAO."
United States
9 Oct 2018
Court Finds That Apparently Inconsistent Forum Selection Provisions Do Not Render Arbitration Agreement Unenforceable
Plaintiff Fintech Fund, FLP filed an action in federal court in the Southern District of Texas asserting claims under the federal Defend Trade Secrets Act and the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act ...
United States
13 Aug 2018
In Crypto Litigations Mandatory Arbitration Agreements May Not Be Immutable
Permissionless blockchains, like the one underlying the bitcoin payment network, were created to provide the public with transparency over transaction information and records.
United States
13 Jun 2018
SEC Sidelines Funds Focused On Cryptocurrencies
In a January 18 letter to two of the fund industry's leading advocacy groups, the staff of the SEC's Division of Investment Management advised fund sponsors not to initiate registration ...
United States
6 Apr 2018
When Innovation Meets Regulation: Insurtech And State Licensing Laws
The rise of InsurTech — which brings technological innovations to the business of insurance — is having a significant impact on the insurance industry, including through advancements ...
United States
6 Apr 2018
The US Supreme Court Just Opened The Gates To Filing Crypto Class Actions In State Courts
This week's U.S. Supreme Court decision in Cyan v. Beaver County Employees Retirement Fund could have a major impact on how and where we see class action securities claims brought against...
United States
27 Mar 2018
IRS And Cryptocurrencies: Coinbase Is Just The Beginning
Last year was a breakout year for cryptocurrencies. At its height, bitcoin's value increased by more than 20 times from the start of the 2017 ...
United States
26 Feb 2018
Virtual Currency Tax Consequences
A growing number of startups are offering virtual currencies to investors through initial coin offerings (ICOs) as a way to raise capital, often with little or no awareness of the tax consequences of their actions.
United States
23 Feb 2018
Regulators Continue To Scrutinize Initial Coin Offerings
As reported in the most recent issue of Expect Focus, the SEC issued an investigative report in July cautioning market participants that distributed ledger (blockchain) technology-based offers...
United States
10 Jan 2018
State Regulations On Virtual Currency And Blockchain Technologies
As of this inaugural publication, there exists no uniformity with respect to how businesses that deal in virtual currencies (also known as "cryptocurrencies") such as Bitcoin are treated among the states.
United States
10 Nov 2017
SEC Files First ICO Enforcement Action
Blockchain, the technology under- lying bitcoin and most virtual currencies, has been lauded and criticized for its ability to offer relatively fast, inexpensive and nearly anonymous trans- actions.
United States
6 Nov 2017
The SEC Addresses Initial Coin Offerings
Recently, the sale of blockchain-based tokens through initial coin offerings (ICOs) has become an increasingly popular financing technique used by companies to raise capital to fund the development of a digital platform...
United States
3 Oct 2017
Invasion Of The Smart Contract Hackers
It's a story that could easily land on the desks of producers all over Southern California in the form of a sci-fi screenplay.
United States
18 Sep 2017
Blockchain Technology: Inevitable Disruption Or Inflated Hype?
The virtual currency Bitcoin has gained notoriety and intrigued entrepreneurs, finance magnates and governments.
United States
29 Aug 2017
Podcast: What Is So Important About Blockchain? (Video)
This is a podcast in our series on the business and legal issues in Financial Technology, or FinTech. Today the leaders of the firm's Financial Technologies task force are here to talk about the concept of blockchain.
United States
2 Aug 2017
Fintech Firm Shut Down And Fined By The FTC
Blue Global, LLC failed on two common fronts in consumer finance.
United States
20 Jul 2017
Special Purpose National Bank Charter For FINTECH Firms
The office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) published a draft supplement to its licensing manual, to define and tailor the requirements for FINTECH companies that apply for special purpose...
United States
10 Jul 2017
SEC And OCC Seek Accommodation With Fintech Firms
In November, industry participants and their regulators convened at the SEC for a special forum on the use of financial technology (fintech).
United States
5 Jan 2017
Learning From Venmo's Compliance Issues: How To Avoid Inadequate Privacy Disclosures
PayPal, the company responsible for the popular mobile payments app, Venmo, recently agreed to voluntarily bolster its privacy and security disclosures—and pay a $175,000 penalty.
United States
21 Jul 2016
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