ICOs the New IPO? SEC Enforcement and When an ICO is a “Securities Offering”

Traditionally, a company seeking to raise capital might do so by conducting an initial public offering (IPO), and investors participating in the IPO would obtain an ownership stake in the company. However, with the introduction of cryptocurrencies and digital tokens, new ways of raising capital and entering the public market have emerged over the last … Continue reading ICOs the New IPO? SEC Enforcement and When an ICO is a “Securities Offering”

Cryptocurrencies & Tax Season

Although the cryptocurrency market may be ripe for financial investment, individuals and institutions alike have been waiting for guidance from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) as to how this market will be regulated. Fortunately, the IRS recently shed some light on this matter. On November 13, Charles Retigg, Commissioner of the IRS,  spoke at the … Continue reading Cryptocurrencies & Tax Season

Michael Best Leads on Blockchain and Other Emerging Tech

The following analysis was written by Sarah C. Helton, Principal of Michael Best Strategies and Staff Counsel of Michael Best. Michael Best's 2018 Technology + the Law Symposium took place in Raleigh North Carolina at Duke University. Last week, Michael Best hosted our first Technology and Law Symposium in the hub of innovation, Research Triangle. We brought … Continue reading Michael Best Leads on Blockchain and Other Emerging Tech

Cryptocurrency Markets Quiet for Now, but Catalysts for Moves Loom

Michael Best Partner Evan Strassberg was featured by TheStreet in the article titled, "Cryptocurrency Markets Quiet for Now, but Catalysts for Moves Loom," where he discussed the crypto market, the recent news from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) regarding Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs), and possibilities to come. "...[SEC] the dominant US regulatory body that oversees securities … Continue reading Cryptocurrency Markets Quiet for Now, but Catalysts for Moves Loom

Missed Our Webinar?

Yesterday, Michael Best's Senior Counsel Justin Cruz and Brian Mangum hosted a complimentary webinar titled "Blockchain and Intellectual Property: Protecting and Harnessing a Cutting - Edge Technology," where they discussed the protection of distributed ledger technologies (DLTs), as well as current and future implementations of blockchain and DLT to fields like IP analytics and enforcement. The panel also examined … Continue reading Missed Our Webinar?

75 Years of Howey

How the sale of Florida Orange Groves 75 years ago established Securities Law compliance standards for Cryptocurrencies and other Digital Tokens today Earlier this year, William Hinman, Director, Division of Corporate Finance, provided significant guidance on the applicability of U.S. Federal Securities Laws to Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) and the sale of digital tokens. Director … Continue reading 75 Years of Howey

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Blockchain and Intellectual Property: Protecting and Harnessing a Cutting-Edge Technology Wed, Oct 10, 2018 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CDT Recent years have seen a sharp increase in efforts to implement and protect blockchain and other distributed ledger technologies. Companies in numerous and varied industries—beyond just the world of finance—are implementing distributed ledger technology (DLT) … Continue reading Join Our Webinar!