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Landmark Legal Statement On Cryptoassets And Smart Contracts
On November 18, 2019, the U.K. Jurisdiction Taskforce (UKJT), one of six taskforces established by the LawTech Delivery Panel (set up by the U.K. government, the judiciary and the Law Society
17 Dec 2019
Top 10 Topics For Directors In 2019: Cybersecurity
With threats of nation-states infiltrating supply chains and landmark laws being passed, cybersecurity and privacy are critical aspects of director oversight. Recent court decisions and speeches
United States
13 Mar 2019
OFAC Adds Iranian Bitcoin Exchangers' Names And Wallet Addresses To SDN List, Ushers In "New Approach" To Sanctions Enforcement
OFAC notes that either method would be satisfactory "so long as there is an audit trail" to permit the digital currency to be unblocked in the future.
14 Jan 2019
Investment Management Special Report - 2018-19 Compliance Developments & Calendar For Private Fund Advisers
Despite the new administration, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the CFTC have both continued to make novel interpretations and to bring enforcement actions that break new ground.
United States
12 Oct 2018
Developments In Cryptocurrency In 2018
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) staff made official statements regarding when a token may or may no longer be a security.
United States
27 Sep 2018
Increased SEC Enforcement Action And Litigation In The Cryptocurrency Space
The SEC is continuing its probe into public companies that appear to incorporate and seek to capitalize on the blockchain technology.
United States
19 Sep 2018
California Public Disclosure Rule May Mean Trouble For Insurtech
Over the past several years, tech-savvy players and start-ups have been bursting into the insurance sector in droves.
United States
12 Sep 2018
Insurtech Companies Not Invited To Play In Arizona's Fintech Sandbox
Last month Arizona became the first U.S. state to enact a law (H.B. 2434) establishing a fintech regulatory sandbox program to facilitate the growth of innovative financial products and services.
United States
23 Apr 2018
Civil Litigation Risks For Offerors Of Digital Tokens And Cryptocurrencies
Organizational distinctions or statements of nonaffiliation do not necessarily preclude liability or personal involvement in civil litigation
5 Apr 2018
Federal Judge Adopts CFTC Position That Cryptocurrencies Are Commodities
A New York federal judge held that virtual currencies are commodities within the meaning of the Commodity Exchange Act.
United States
16 Mar 2018
Obama Commission On Enhancing National Cybersecurity Provides Recommendations To Next Administration
In April 2016, President Obama appointed the Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity to assess the state of our cybersecurity and develop actionable recommendations for securing the digital economy as it advances . . .
United States
19 Dec 2016
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