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UK Taskforce: Virtual Currencies are Property Under UK Law
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UK Taskforce: Virtual Currencies are Property Under UK Law

The United Kingdom’s (UK) jurisdiction taskforce of the LawTech Delivery Panel recently published a lengthy report concerning the legal classification of digital assets. According to the document, virtual currencies and smart contracts are both covered under existing UK law, and virtual currencies fall under the category of property. Are Cryptocurrencies and Digital Assets Property in…

What Happens to ICO Issuers Who Can’t Pay SEC Penalties?
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What Happens to ICO Issuers Who Can’t Pay SEC Penalties?

A growing number of companies which — over the last three years — leveraged the ICO to raise funds have been hit with securities violations from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). With a crashed cryptocurrency market, some companies that have settled with the SEC are starting to miss previously agreed upon refund deadlines…

Report: STOs are Feasible in Germany, but Face Two Key Challenges
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Report: STOs are Feasible in Germany, but Face Two Key Challenges

Recent research led by Prof. Dr. Philip Sandner highlights the current state of the security token industry in Germany. While there are certainly signs of support and growth, there remain two key obstacles that the industry must overcome in order to accelerate security token adoption. The Security Token Industry in Germany Explained Security tokens are…

5 Years From Now The ‘Average Portfolio’ Will Have Digital Assets, Says Custodial Bank
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5 Years From Now The ‘Average Portfolio’ Will Have Digital Assets, Says Custodial Bank

Jay Biancamano, managing director of digital product and development at State Street, recently said in an interview that the ‘average portfolio’ will include digital assets in 5 years. More illiquid assets like real estate, intellectual property, or even art will soon be a staple when tokenized.  When will tokenized assets become the ‘new normal’ in…

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