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Despite Alleged Fraud, Judge Denies SEC’s Preliminary Injunction Request Based on Howey

Despite evidence of egregious fraud in the marketing of tokens, a judge in the U.S. District Court for the Southern ... Read More

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


Without personal jurisdiction over a defendant, a court cannot exercise its powers. And when it comes to non-U.S. companies who ... Read More

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


Following the 2017 ICO boom and the more recent declines in cryptocurrency prices, blockchain-related litigation has substantially increased. U.S. courts ... Read More

Cryptoassets Taskforce: Cryptoasset Regulation May Be Coming

The regulation of cryptoassets is a question that has been troubling lawmakers and regulators across the globe. This new phenomenon ... Read More

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


A recent report (the “Report”) of the IRS Commissioner’s Information Reporting Advisory Committee (“IRPAC”) has identified the need for additional ... Read More

A Foreboding View of Smart Contract Developer Liability

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At least one regulator is attempting to provide clarity regarding the potential liability of actors who violate regulations through the ... Read More

EtherDelta Founder’s Settlement with the SEC Has Grim Implications for Smart Contract Developers

The SEC recently brought its first enforcement action against the creator of a “decentralized” digital token trading platform for operating ... Read More

IRS to Virtual Currency Traders: No Formal Voluntary Disclosure Program


The IRS recently announced that it is not planning to establish a formal voluntary disclosure program for taxpayers who have ... Read More

The IRS is Closing in on Cases Regarding Bitcoin Income Reporting


Following a several-year court fight, the Internal Revenue Service (the IRS) appears to have obtained a substantial amount of information ... Read More

Recent Reports Show UK and EU (Slowly) Progressing Towards Virtual Currency Regulation

Currently there is no EU-harmonized approach for the specific regulation of virtual currency. In September 2018, the UK's Treasury Committee ... Read More

What FINRA’s Cryptocurrency First Disciplinary Action Means for Employers

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”) made it a 2018 goal to monitor and supervise the cryptocurrency market, which has ... Read More

Just Another Week on the Blockchain: September 10-16, 2018

The week of September 10th was particularly eventful and saw a rather large number of recent enforcement and regulatory developments, ... Read More
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