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Metamorphosis: Digital Assets and the U.S. Securities Laws
  • K&L Gates
  • USA
  • June 27 2018

In the past year, the U.S. Securities Exchange Commission (“SEC”) and Chairman Jay Clayton have repeatedly cautioned the cryptocurrency and initial

Bitcoin and ether not considered securities by SEC
  • Buckley Sandler LLP
  • USA
  • June 20 2018

On June 14, the Director of the SEC Division of Corporation Finance, William Hinman, stated that the SEC does not consider the cryptocurrencies

Top SEC Official Says Ethereum Not a Security, and Gives Long-Awaited Guidance to Coin Promoters
  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • USA
  • June 15 2018

Yesterday, a senior U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) official announced that Ethereum will not be regulated as a security - at least not

ERC-721 Tokens Shake Up Blockchain Technology
  • Perkins Coie LLP
  • Global
  • June 7 2018

The most prevalent tokens on the Ethereum blockchain are ERC-20-compliant (ERC-20 Tokens). However, there are many other ERC, or Ethereum Request for

Considerations in Estate Planning for Bitcoin, Ethereum, and other Crypto-Currencies
  • Cole Schotz PC
  • USA
  • April 26 2018

While success in crypto-currency investing is far from assured, death, sadly, is. Accordingly, it is vital that investors in Bitcoin and other

Patent Strategies for Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain Technology
  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • USA, Australia
  • April 3 2018

Cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology are rapidly emerging as disruptive Technologies. As has happened with many new Technologies, particularly

SEC and CFTC Chairmen Testify before Senate on Cryptoasset Regulation
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • March 22 2018

Last month, SEC chairman Jay Clayton and CFTC chairman Christopher Giancarlo testified before the Senate Banking Committee on their agencies’

Blockchain in Energy - Where Do We Stand? Where Do We Go From Here?
  • Mintz Levin
  • USA
  • March 16 2018

For all the publicity generated by the recent increase in value of Bitcoin, as well as the generally increasing awareness of the existence of

Why is Crypto so important and should I care?
  • Conyers Dill & Pearman
  • Global
  • February 7 2018

A few years ago, if you had mentioned the term "cryptocurrency" to me, I would have imagined some kind of currency involving an underworld banking

Ethereum, Ether and Smart Contracts
  • MLT Aikins LLP
  • Canada, Global
  • January 15 2018

Blockchain has led to serious consideration of how its decentralized technology can be applied in the finance sector and beyond. In this post we