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US Regulators Launch Fintech Initiatives
  • Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP
  • USA
  • July 29 2017

Two US regulators recently launched initiatives that will encourage cooperation between the securities industry and its regulators with respect to

SEC Begins Offering Guidance on Initial Coin Offerings
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • July 27 2017

On July 25, 2017, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued its first guidance on how it will interpret token issuances or “Initial Coin

The Growing Commercial Applications of Blockchain Technology
  • Thompson Hine LLP
  • USA
  • July 27 2017

A blockchain is a decentralized and immutable ledger. It provides an unalterable record of all transactions that have ever taken place on that ledger

Disrupting the Disrupters: Shareholder Activism Tech Companies - Part II
  • Vinson & Elkins LLP
  • USA
  • July 27 2017

In Part I, we described the current shareholder activism environment and the significant and consistent focus of shareholder activists on tech

Six Ways to Improve Cybersecurity Policies and Procedures
  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • USA
  • July 26 2017

The SEC has declared cybersecurity to be an examination priority for financial institutions (i.e., broker-dealers, investment advisers, and registered

SEC Finds Initial Coin Offerings Can be Securities
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • July 25 2017

The SEC issued an investigative report cautioning market participants that offers and sales of digital assets by “virtual” organizations are subject

Rolling in the Regulations for Robo-Advisers
  • Bryan Cave LLP
  • Hong Kong, USA
  • July 25 2017

Robo-advisers have surged in popularity as people seek low-cost, automated investment opportunities. In a worldwide forecast, the number of people to

International Transportation Systems Crippled by "Notpetya" Ransomware
  • Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP
  • USA
  • July 25 2017

In the second major cyber attack in as many months, transportation giants A.P. Moller-Maersk Group (“Maersk”) and TNT Express B.V. (“TNT”) (now part

New Cybersecurity Regulations in Colorado for Broker-Dealers and Investment Advisors
  • Holland & Hart LLP
  • USA
  • July 24 2017

Starting July 15, 2017, Colorado broker-dealers and investment advisers must “establish and maintain written procedures reasonably designed to ensure

Financial Stability Board Issues Report on Fintech Credit Platforms
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • July 21 2017

On 22 May 2017, the Financial Stability Board (FSB) and the Committee on the Global Financial System (CGFS) released a report entitled “FinTech