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Cryptoassets Taskforce: Cryptoasset Regulation May Be Coming

United Kingdom - November 26 2018 The regulation of cryptoassets is a question that has been troubling lawmakers and regulators across the globe. This new phenomenon has had a small

Dragged to the U.S. Courts (Part 2): Avoiding Personal Jurisdiction as a Non-U.S. Blockchain Company

USA - December 6 2018 Without personal jurisdiction over a defendant, a court cannot exercise its powers. And when it comes to non-U.S. companies who want to avoid being

Mediation of insurance disputes: wise or waste?

USA - August 4 2010 Mediation of complex insurance disputes is on the rise

Dragged to the U.S. Courts (Part 1): Jurisdiction and the Location of Blockchain Nodes

USA - November 28 2018 Following the 2017 ICO boom and the more recent declines in cryptocurrency prices, blockchain-related litigation has substantially increased. U.S

The IRS is Closing in on Cases Regarding Bitcoin Income Reporting

USA - November 8 2018 Following a several-year court fight, the Internal Revenue Service (the IRS) appears to have obtained a substantial amount of information regarding

Dragged to the U.S. Courts (Part 2): Avoiding Personal Jurisdiction as a Non-U.S. Blockchain Company

USA - December 6 2018 Without personal jurisdiction over a defendant, a court cannot exercise its powers. And when it comes to non-U.S. companies who want to avoid being

Dragged to the U.S. Courts (Part 1): Jurisdiction and the Location of Blockchain Nodes

USA - November 28 2018 Following the 2017 ICO boom and the more recent declines in cryptocurrency prices, blockchain-related litigation has substantially increased. U.S

IRS Advisory Committee Identifies the Need to Enforce Compliance on Cryptocurrency Transactions

USA - November 26 2018 A recent report (the “Report”) of the IRS Commissioner’s Information Reporting Advisory Committee (“IRPAC”) has identified the need for additional

Cryptoassets Taskforce: Cryptoasset Regulation May Be Coming

United Kingdom - November 26 2018 The regulation of cryptoassets is a question that has been troubling lawmakers and regulators across the globe. This new phenomenon has had a small

A Foreboding View of Smart Contract Developer Liability

USA - November 19 2018 At least one regulator is attempting to provide clarity regarding the potential liability of actors who violate regulations through the use of smart