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Do You Understand NFTs? An Introduction To Non-Fungible Tokens – McDermott Will & Emery

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LawFuel Briefing Add Yours McDermott Will & Emery – Andrea Kramer – As today’s hottest digital assets, non-fungible tokens (NFTs) have taken the arts and investment worlds by storm. But what are they, exactly, and how are they to be treated for tax purposes? This article provides an overview of need-to-know information regarding these exciting—and …

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Cryptocurrency Law – The Bragg Report – The Future of Crypto Regulation in Australia

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JK Muckersie, Lucy Groenewegen – Clayton Utz – If adopted, the 12 recommendations in the Bragg report would reflect a radical departure from the current regulatory environment for cryptocurrency and other digital assets. The Select Committee on Australia as a Technology and Financial Centre chaired by Senator Andrew Bragg has made 12 recommendations in its final …

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Anonymity – Bitcoin’s Strongest Feature Is Also Its Legal Weak Spot

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Bitcoin is a type of cryptocurrency that appeals to many because of the anonymity it can provide. It is secured by cryptography tech that makes it impossible to find users based on transactions. Although Bitcoin is perhaps the best known of the fast-growing cryptocurrency markets, there are a vast range of products that come within …

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Norton Rose Fulbright publishes “Global operational resilience and COVID-19” report

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A new report by global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright – “Global operational resilience and COVID-19” – reveals how international financial institutions are managing operational resilience in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. A cross-section of senior executives and risk and compliance professionals from more than 50 international financial institutions responded to the survey, which …

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Key Points From the US Justice Department’s Report on Cyber Threats & The Cryptocurrency Industry

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Cozen O’Connor – On October 8, 2020, Attorney General William Barr announced the release of a Cryptocurrency Enforcement Framework produced by the Department of Justice (DOJ) Cyber-Digital Task Force. The 83-page framework is intended to help cryptocurrency entrepreneurs understand and comply with U.S. legal obligations. The framework outlines the DOJ’s strategies for addressing emerging cyber threats associated …

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Clifford Chance – BUSTING BITCOIN’S ANONYMITY – THE IMPLICATIONS FOR FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS

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Power Law Briefing – A deliberate design feature of Bitcoin is that it enables users to buy or sell anything without revealing their identity. Yet, paradoxically, all Bitcoin transactions are stored publicly and permanently on blockchain. Now, as seen in recent cases, enterprising US prosecutors and private plaintiffs’ lawyers are using software called blockchain explorer …

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Data Privacy Experts & Legal Firms Collaborate to Produce Guide to Compatibility of Blockchain with GDPR

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Slaugher & May – A team of our data privacy experts have collaborated with leading Wall Street firm Cravath, Swaine & Moore to produce a highly topical guide to the compatibility of blockchain solutions with the GDPR. The report was commissioned by the Center for Global Enterprise, a research institution devoted to the study of the …

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What IS Blockchain? And How Is It Used?

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Jones Day – Do you have questions about blockchain technology? Watch “What is Blockchain and How is it Used?,” the first in a series of 12 short Jones Day Presents: Blockchain videos. In this program, Jones Day partner Mark Rasmussen explains blockchain technology and its potential applications in several industry sectors. Watch other videos in our Jones Day Presents: Blockchain series.

Is Cryptocurrency Regulatory Clarity Coming?

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Farella Braun + Martel – Two United States congressmen introduced legislation in late December that would exclude certain digital currencies from being defined as securities – a bill that, if enacted, may finally provide the cryptocurrency industry with regulatory clarity regarding when the offer and sale of digital tokens must comply with federal securities laws. …

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