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Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP | USA | 8 May 2019

CFTC Allows Certain Dealers and Merchants to Avoid Annual Privacy Notice

Beginning May 28, 2019 certain dealers and merchants will be able to avoid sending out an annual privacy notice, under a revision the Commodity

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Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP | USA | 27 Nov 2018

Smart Contract Developers - Beware and Lawyer Up!

Smart contracts, also referred to as chaincode in the Hyperledger world, are one of the most powerful aspects of blockchain and Distributed Ledger

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Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP | USA | 9 Nov 2018

Considering Blockchain In The Electricity Industry

Blockchain technology and smart contracts have the potential to become major disrupters in the energy industry. For example, these Technologies may

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Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP | USA | 30 Oct 2018

Crypto Firms Make Inroads with State and Federal Regulators

Over the past couple of years, the crypto industry has come under heavy scrutiny from skeptical regulators seeking to root out fraud and protect

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Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP | USA | 10 Oct 2018

CFTC Cryptocurrency Enforcement Receives Further Judicial Support

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC”) obtained an important court win and boost to its regulatory authority over Cryptocurrencies this

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Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP | USA | 24 Aug 2018

Court Rules Cryptocurrencies Can Be Regulated By The CFTC As Commodities

The regulatory landscape surrounding cryptocurrency continues to evolve. Most of the activity to date has involved regulatory enforcement actions

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Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP | USA | 30 Oct 2017

CFTC Issues Primer on Virtual Currency, Virtual Tokens and ICOs

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s LabCFTC recently released, “A CFTC Primer on Virtual Currencies.” This primer provides an overview of

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Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP | USA | 27 Jul 2017

FINRA Fetes Emerging Blockchain Technology at Industry Conference

Blockchain technology (“Blockchain”), also known as Distributed Ledger Technology, stands poised to transform the future of the financial industry

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Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP | USA | 26 Feb 2016

REGULATORS, QUANT UP! New Rules from FINRA, SEC and CFTC Target Automated Algorithmic Trading

On February 11, 2016, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”) filed a proposed rule with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”)

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