Understanding Stablecoins

With stablecoins like Tether and Gemini making news recently, it is worth exploring what the term “stablecoin” means, and how it might impact businesses and consumers in the coming years. For starters, a stablecoin is a type of cryptocurrency that is designed to mitigate the short-term volatility that most cryptocurrencies are known for. Stablecoins are … Continue reading Understanding Stablecoins

What Blockchain Means for the Agriculture and Food Industries

Michael Best attorney Emily Lyons published an article discussing the intersection of blockchain technology and the Agribusiness and Food & Beverage industries. Emily writes: “When most people think of blockchain, they think of its application to cryptocurrencies like bitcoin. However, the technology has the potential for much broader uses across a wide swath of industries, particularly including … Continue reading What Blockchain Means for the Agriculture and Food Industries

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”

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

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!