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December 22nd 2016
ICO Issuers Must Self-Regulate While Regulators Get Up To Speed
An Initial Coin Offering has become a popular way for virtual currency entrepreneurs to raise funds for a new project or concept. This type of venture capital model, a hybrid between initial public offerings and crowdfunding, has been used to finance many virtual currency projects. However, as state and federal regulators have not enacted disclosure regulations that are specific to ICOs, there is little protection for investors. In order to maintain investor confidence, ICO issuers must proactively self-regulate and engage in responsible disclosure practices until a regulatory framework is in place.
December 10th 2016
U.S. Department of Commerce Discusses Impact of Blockchain Technology on Digital Copyright Registries
Earlier today, the U.S. Department of Commerce hosted a meeting to discuss the future of copyright management, including online registries. The event featured a combination of panel presentations and breakout sessions, which addressed the role blockchain technology and smart contracts, amongst other approaches, could shape the future of copyright registration.
December 5th 2016
Illinois Transmitters of Money Act Does Not Recognize Digital Currency as Money
The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation has released proposed Digital Currency Regulatory Guidance (“Guidance”). It “expresses the Department’s interpretation of Illinois’ Transmitters of Money Act (“TOMA”) and its application to various activities involving digital currencies.” Read below for a more in-depth analysis of the guidance.
November 15th 2016
SEC Fintech Forum
Earlier today the Securities Exchange Commission hosted a Fintech Forum at its Washington, D.C. headquarters to discuss technological innovations across the financial services industry. The Impact of Recent Innovation on Trading, Settlement, and Clearance Activities panel focused on blockchain technology and its ability to transform various facets of the financial services industry.
October 24th 2016
Money 20/20: Regulation and Blockchains
Money 20/20, the “world’s biggest, boldest, and best event covering payments and financial services innovation for connected commerce at the intersection of mobile, retail, marketing services, data and technology” began on October 23, 2016 in Las Vegas, NV.
October 18th 2016
Open Source and How We're Using It Today
Open source is a term that's thrown around a lot within the internet industry. But what does it truly mean, and why should users care? These are a few open source products that people are unknowingly using every day.
September 28th 2016
Recent VC Ruling Emphasizes Why Congress Needs to Act Promptly to Pass VC Legislation
Legislation on virtual currencies is needed after federal courts rule Bitcoin as "funds".