Blockchain and Digital Currencies

How Blockchain and Law Can Work Together

How Blockchain and Law Can Work Together

This article is originally posted at Coincentral.com on September 10, 2018 by Sarah Rothrie One of the core functions of blockchain is doing away with the need for intermediaries. This, along with the evolution of smart contracts, has led to speculation that there will be no need for lawyers in peer-to-peer transactions. It’s almost inevitable that converging blockchain and law…

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Utility and Security Tokens: A Growing Case for Crypto Self-Regulation

Utility and Security Tokens: A Growing Case for Crypto Self-Regulation

This article is originally posted at Coincentral.com on August 9, 2018 by RYAN SMITH The early 21st century might very well go down in the annals of history as the gold rush of the modern age. Utility and security tokens are emerging from all corners of the globe and project teams are licking their lips as a new wave of investor…

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Have You Ever Wondered What Really Goes into KYC/AML?

Have You Ever Wondered What Really Goes into KYC/AML?

This article is originally posted at Coincentral.com on July 26, 2018 by Christina Comben For anyone who’s ever created an account on Coinbase, Gemini, or any other large cryptocurrency exchange, you’ll have carried out basic KYC/AML practices. In fact, anyone who has a bank account (unless it’s anone) has complied with Know Your Customer and Anti-Money Laundering protocols to some degree or another.…

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A Guide to Security Tokens

A Guide to Security Tokens

When Security Tokens are done correctly, they don’t skirt law and regulations, they remove financial institutions and middlemen.” Anthony Pompilano, The Official Guide to Tokenized Securities Tokenized securities Security tokens, regulated tokens, tokenized securities – they go by a few names, but they all attempt to solve the same problem: bringing together securities regulation and blockchain token offerings. They are also…

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Top Eight Government Blockchain Programs From Around the World

This article is originally posted at Coincentral.com on July 9, 2018 by David Hamilton It’s not always easy to tell how your government feels about cryptocurrencies, especially when there are so many politicians attempting to paint cryptocurrency in a negative light. Ironically, many of these individuals are, at the same time, pushing for more blockchain sector development. As you are…

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Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) issue additional guidance on securities law implications for token offerings

The CSA has issued further guidance on the securities law implications for token offerings. The notice sets out situations in which an offering may involve an offering of securities, and how regulators may deal with offerings that are structured in multiple steps (such as those utilising SAFT agreements). The notice urges issuers with proposed offerings to consult their legal representatives…

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