Tag Archives: ICO

DLA Piper completes global compliance survey of initial coin offerings and securities token offerings

DLA Piper has completed a global compliance survey of initial coin offerings (ICOs) and securities token offerings (STOs), identifying how governments and agencies in more than 70 jurisdictions define, regulate and tax tokens and associated transactions. Regulatory concerns, the survey shows, can range from an outright ban on ICOs and STOs (or any token generation … Continue Reading

Blockchain Breakfast Club

Over 50 people attended our Blockchain Club Breakfast co-hosted with Yigal Arnon & Co. and iCapital.io at Rise Tel Aviv. Martin Bartlam, Head of DLA Piper’s International Finance and Projects Group and Global Co-Chair of the FinTech Group, spoke about Blockchain and ICO trends in the UK market, and Adrian Daniels, Partner at Yigal Arnon … Continue Reading

Event: Blockchain Breakfast Club – 6 November

Please join us for a Blockchain program we are co-hosting on November 6th together with our friends at Yigal Arnon and iCapital. Martin Bartlam, Head of DLA Piper’s International Finance and Projects Group, will be speaking about “Blockchain and ICO trends in the UK market”, and there will be presentations by Adrian Daniels, Partner at Yigal … Continue Reading

Crypto Regulation Roundup

The crypto regulatory landscape is constantly evolving and requires careful monitoring of cases, investigations, regulator announcements, and media reports.  Here’s a roundup of the most recent developments – from the busting of a World Cup crypto gambling ring to the first judicial finding that digital tokens are securities to the announcement of a new multi-agency … Continue Reading

First judicial finding that digital tokens are securities

A magistrate judge in Florida issued a report in a class action lawsuit – Rensel v. Centra Tech, Inc. – finding that tokens issued and sold by tech startup Centra Tech were investment contracts. While the report and its recommendations are not final until approved by a district court judge, it appears to be the first judicial … Continue Reading

The rise of tokens: critical considerations for VC firms

Our colleagues Jennifer Kristen Lee, Louis Lehot and Mark Radcliffe share considerations for VC investors using ICOs to finance their portfolio companies with Venture Capital Journal. Among the critical issues discussed are hybrid token offering approval, application of blockchain technology to portfolio companies, terms of the hybrid token offering, the identity of the issuer and tokenomics. … Continue Reading

Cryptocurrency Conference

On 26 April, our colleague Chris Whittaker will be a featured speaker at a Cryptocurrency Conference in Tel Aviv discussing global approaches to the regulation of cryptocurrencies. The conference is bringing together experts, investors, market participants and lawyers from around the globe to consider the impact of global regulatory responses. The conference will highlight particular … Continue Reading
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