Legal

Lawyers Rush In: New UNH Blockchain Program Nabs Big-Name Speakers

| Leigh Cuen

“A crypto winter for the price is a crypto summer for attorneys." And University of New Hampshire Law School is now addressing that demand.

Thai Finance Ministry Awards Licenses to 4 Crypto Firms, Rejects 2

| Yogita Khatri

Thailand's Ministry of Finance has granted digital asset business licenses to four crypto firms, while rejecting two others.

Venezuela Calls US Sanctions Against Its Petro Cryptocurrency ‘Discriminatory’

| Nikhilesh De

Venezuela has filed a complaint against the U.S. with the World Trade Organization, highlighting sanctions against the petro as one issue.

European Finance Regulators Call for Bloc-Wide Crypto Rules

| Yogita Khatri

Two top European finance regulators, the EBA and the ESMA, have separately said today that cryptocurrency and ICO rules are needed at the EU level.

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Security Token Offerings: A Way Past the SEC’s Incomplete Crypto Guidance?

| Chi-Ru Jou

Are STOs a way to pass the SEC's incomplete crypto guidance? Chi-Ru Jou explains what are the unresolved legal issues for STOs in the coming year.

Japan Eyes Regulation of Unregistered Crypto Investment Schemes

| Yogita Khatri

Japan’s financial regulator is reportedly looking to close a loophole that lets unregistered investment firms solicit funds in cryptocurrencies.

Africa Needs Open Currency Competition. It Needs Cryptocurrency

| Terence Zimwara

Africa's various currency crises illustrate why cryptocurrency innovation shouldn't be stifled, says economic analyst Terence Zimwara.

Crypto Exchange Kraken Says US Subpoenas Becoming ‘Barrier to Entry’

| Yogita Khatri

Kraken says that the cost of handling subpoenas is fast becoming a “barrier to entry” in the U.S., as global data requests triple year on year.

Japan’s Financial Regulator May Approve Crypto ETFs: Report

| Yogita Khatri

Japan’s Financial Services Agency is considering the approval of crypto exchange-traded funds (ETFs), according to a Bloomberg source.

Colorado Senators File Bill to Exempt Cryptos from Securities Laws

| Yogita Khatri

Two Colorado lawmakers have introduced a new bill seeking to exempt some digital tokens from securities laws.