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ESG Issues and Opportunities Arise as Companies and Asset Managers Hone in on Blockchain-Based Technology Investments

Global, USA - June 16 2022 Beyond the wider adoption of cryptocurrencies by consumers in recent years, companies and organizations have also shown increased interest in…

New York financial regulator publishes stablecoin guidance

USA - June 9 2022 There have been a number of developments swirling around stablecoins in the past month, including, earlier this week, the recent introduction in the…

From cryptic to (some) clarity: English law and policy rising to the challenge of cryptoassets (part 3)

United Kingdom, USA - May 18 2022 In the first two instalments of our series we examined the progress of English law to provide a secure and certain legal infrastructure for…

From Cryptic to (Some) Clarity: English Law and Policy Rising to the Challenge of Cryptoassets (Part 2)

United Kingdom - May 11 2022 In the first part of this series of articles, we examined the progress of English law to shape and build an infrastructure to support the development…

From Cryptic to (Some) Clarity: English Law and Policy Rising to the Challenge of Cryptoassets (Part 1)

USA - May 4 2022 Sir Geoffrey Vos, the Master of the Rolls, wants English law to be at the forefront of developments relating to cryptoassets and smart contracts. In…

SEC to hire more staff in crypto assets and cyber unit and ratchet up scrutiny of industry

USA - May 3 2022 The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced today that it would hire 20 additional positions to the Crypto Assets and Cyber Unit (formerly…

European Central Bank executive board member decries “Crypto Gamble” and echoing SEC chair Gensler, calls for regulation of the “new wild west” of crypto-assets

USA - April 29 2022 In a speech given this week at Columbia University by Fabio Panetta, Member of the Executive Board of the European Central Bank (ECB), he decried the…

As NFTs Blur the Line Between “Receipt” and “Product”, Trademarks Owners Fight Over New Virtual Markets

USA - April 11 2022 Last month, our post about art NFTs and the DMCA highlighted the distinction between non-fungible tokens and the copyrighted works they represent. In…

As Regulators Double Click on Crypto, CBDC and Stablecoins Remain Favorites

USA - April 1 2022 Back in January, the U.S. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve (the “Federal Reserve”) released its long-awaited Discussion Paper, “Money and…

Roots of Confusion Over “v1” CryptoPunks NFTs Raise Key Copyright and Practical Considerations for NFT Minters, Acquirers and Platform Operators

USA - March 28 2022 Minters of collectible non-fungible tokens (NFTs) have taken a wide range of approaches. In addition to variations in the means of distribution…