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. His presentation was made on Thursday, June 14, 2018 at the Yahoo Finance All Market Summit: Crypto in San Francisco. Click here to read the full … Continue reading SEC Provides Guidance on the Applicability of Securities Laws to ICOs and Sales of Digital Tokens – The Beginning of a “Safe Harbor”
Could blockchain technology offer an opportunity to address key issues in the academic publishing system? Today's Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Daily Clips highlight: Orvium Co-founder and Application and Cloud Technology Expert Roberto Rabasco writes for The Hill: "The modern world has a rich and varied tradition of scientists contributing to research and learning free from restriction. Yet … Continue reading Blockchain Could Revolutionize Academic Publishing
Last week, Michael Best Blockchain and Litigation Attorneys Evan Strassberg and Steven Joffee hosted a complementary webinar and discussed the actions regulatory bodies are taking and could be taking against cryptocurrency issuers and traders. They also provided an overview of private litigation, particularly putative class actions against companies that have conducted ICOs. Access Michael Best's … Continue reading Missed Our Webinar?
The Canfield Press, formed and owned by Michael Best Strategies Partner Anne Canfield, offers the June 2018 edition of The Disruption Report. This specialized publication focuses on the disruptive impact that technological innovations are having on a variety of industry sectors. The June issue of The Disruption Report takes a deep dive into blockchain technology - "the fourth … Continue reading The Disruption Report
Voting on the blockchain could end worries about voter fraud and election hacking. A Boston-based startup claims that it can use blockchain technology to bring greater security and privacy to the electoral process. To read the full article, click here. Key note: President of Medici Ventures Jonathan Johnson discusses how blockchain technology could reshape the … Continue reading Can the Blockchain Save Democracy?
Michael Best Attorneys Evan Strassberg and Brad Jacobsen provide an expert analysis, featured in Westlaw Journal's Bank & Lender Liability, explaining how economy of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies work, as well as how government agencies are impacting this market and attempting to regulate these new electronic assets. "Bitcoin was born shrouded in mystery. Using the alias Satoshi … Continue reading Regulation of the Unregulated: How Bitcoin and Cryptocurrencies show that the Government Can Regulate Anything
How securities laws and regulations impact this booming business. Utah Business Magazine features Michael Best Attorneys Brad Jacobsen and Evan Strassberg in the May 2018 edition. Brad and Evan write, "During 2017 it appeared you couldn't lose money investing in Bitcoin, initial coin offerings and other cryptocurrency offerings (collectively ICOs). Not since the Tulip Bubble of … Continue reading Taking the “Crypto” Out of Cryptocurrencies
Cryptocurrency Issuers & Traders Beware: Enforcement Actions and Private Litigation Emerging Thursday, June 14, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. CST. Michael Best Attorneys Evan Strassberg and Steven Joffee are hosting a complimentary live webinar discussing actions regulatory bodies are currently taking, and could be taking in the future, against cryptocurrency issuers and traders. Additionally, they … Continue reading Join Our Webinar!
On Tuesday, May 8, the House Science, Space and Technology Committee's Oversight and Research and Technology subcommittees held a hearing titled, "Leveraging Blockchain Technology to Improve Supply Chain Management and Combat Counterfeit Goods". Tuesday’s session was largely educational, but is part of a broader effort to lay the foundation for federal policy changes that might … Continue reading House Subcommittees Examine Leveraging Blockchain Technology to Improve Supply Chain Management
Last week, Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Chairman Christopher Giancarlo and CFTC Chief Economist Bruce Tuckman published a white paper analyzing the state of post-Dodd-Frank swaps regulation, making a number of recommendations for “Swaps Regulation 2.0.” Giancarlo announced the publication in a fireside chat at the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) annual conference in … Continue reading Regulator Nodes and the Future of Swap Regulation from #Cryptodad