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Bird & Bird LLP | Australia | 21 May 2020

Australia: The ACCC pivots in light of COVID-19

Due to the rapidly changing global landscape, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission announced on 27 March 2020 a "re-focus" of its 2020…
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Bird & Bird LLP | France | 21 May 2020

The French competition authority launches a public consultation on the fintech sector

In parallel to the two consultations launched by the European Commission (EC) at the beginning of April 2020 on digital finance strategy/FinTech and…
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Stewarts | Global | 20 May 2020

Implications of crypto-assets for the litigation sphere - Disruption, disintermediation and disputes

The chances are that in January 2009, when the first Bitcoin was mined, nobody reading this article had heard of Bitcoin, crypto-currencies…
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Herbert Smith Freehills LLP | Global | 20 May 2020

Addressing concerns around ‘global stablecoins’: FSB proposes an extensive regulatory framework

In April, the Financial Stability Board (FSB) published, in response to a request from the G20, its awaited consultation on the regulatory…
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Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP | USA | 19 May 2020

FTC Settles With Backpack Company for Deceptive Crowdfunding Campaigns

On May 11, 2020, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced a proposed settlement with the operator of a deceptive crowdfunding scheme—Douglas…
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Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft LLP | USA | 19 May 2020

The Law’s Long Reach: Recent Actions Show Federal Enforcement Agencies Are Not “Locked Down” by Social-Distancing and Quarantine Orders

For federal law enforcement agencies - like the rest of government and society at large - the COVID-19 pandemic has ushered in a host of interrupted…
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Herbert Smith Freehills LLP | New Zealand | 18 May 2020

Growing body of common law decisions that cryptocurrencies can amount to property: ruscoe v cryptopia limited (in liquidation) civ-2019-409-000544 [2020] NZHC 728

On 8 April 2020, the High Court of New Zealand issued a judgment concluding that cryptocurrencies are a species of intangible personal property…
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Bird & Bird LLP | Germany | 15 May 2020

Kryptoverwahrgeschäft: BaFin informiert zu geldwäscherechtlichen Vorgaben

Seit der Umsetzung der fünften Geldwäscherichtlinie (RL (EU) 2018/843) zum 1. Januar 2020 unterfällt die Verwahrung, Verwaltung und Sicherung von…
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Covington & Burling LLP | European Union | 15 May 2020

European Commission Launches Key Consultations Regarding Digital Finance

On April 3, 2020, the European Commission launched two public consultations on a new digital finance strategy for Europe and on a retail payment…
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Greenberg Traurig LLP | USA | 15 May 2020

FinCEN Director Confirms Enforcement Focus on Virtual Currency AML Compliance

As another sign of the times, but arguably quite apt given the subject matter, the Consensus Blockchain Conference convened virtually in 2020, with…
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