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Chaffee on SEC Regulation of Cryptocurrencies

Eric C. Chaffee (University of Toledo – College of Law) has posted The Heavy Burden of Thin Regulation: Lessons Learned from the SEC’s Regulation of Cryptocurrencies (Mercer Law Review Forthcoming) on SSRN.  Here is the abstract: The Trump administration has taken … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Cryptocurrencies — A Quandary for Quadriga

Karen Boto In the following guest post, Karen Boto, Legal Director at the Clyde & Co. law firm, takes a look at the unusual circumstances that have recently come to light in connection with the cryptocurrency trading platform Quadriga, as … Continue reading

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China’s International Court Ruling: A Non-Cryptic Ruling in favor of Cryptocurrencies

Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency which is an electronic form of cash. It is decentralized without the need for a central bank or administrator. The need for an intermediary is none, as it can be sent from user-to-user. Since its technology … Continue reading

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Cryptocurrencies held subject to US federal securities laws

For the first time, a US federal court has ruled that in appropriate circumstances cryptocurrencies can be subject to the provisions of US securities laws. In U.S. v. Zaslavskiy, No. 1:17-cr-00647, slip op., 2018 WL 4346339 (E.D.N.Y. Sept. 11, 2018), … Continue reading

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New EU and UK Anti-Money Laundering Rules: The Fifth AML Directive Extends to Cryptocurrencies

The Fifth Anti-Money Laundering Directive (MLD5) entered into force in July 2018. MLD5 updates the legal framework under the Fourth Anti-Money Laundering Directive (MLD4) and must be implemented by the EU member states by January 2020. In response to the … Continue reading

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