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In this issue: • New BitLicense Approval, Stablecoin Developments and BAT on CoinbaseBlockchain Platform for Energy Commodities Announced in U.S., Restrictions Ease in Foreign MarketsCFTC and State Securities Enforcement, Litigation Developments and Fraud SchemesMore Blockchain Uses for Digital Advertisers, Software Licensees and Marine Insurers New BitLicense Approval, Stablecoin Developments and BAT on Coinbase By: Panida A. Pollawit The New York Department of Financial Services (DFS) has granted New York…
In this issue: • New York Attorney General Issues Virtual Markets Integrity Initiative ReportMajor Hack of Japanese Exchange, Multiple U.S. Enforcement ActionsBlockchain Capital Markets Solutions Advance, Global Regulations DivergeBlockchain Use Cases for the Environment, Digital Identity and State Initiatives New York Attorney General Issues Virtual Markets Integrity Initiative Report By: Diana J. Stern On Sept. 18, 2018, the New York Attorney General’s Office released its Virtual Markets Integrity Initiative…
In this issue: • U.S. Customs Pilots Blockchain for Supply Chain as Private Sector Pilots Continue The SEC Rejects Bitcoin ETFs; New Exchanges and Services Announced Abroad Governments Worldwide Continue to Invest in Blockchain Projects Enforcement Actions Continue in U.S. and Abroad as Industry Begins to Self-Regulate U.S. Customs Pilots Blockchain for Supply Chain as Private Sector Pilots Continue By: John C. McIlwee On Tuesday, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)…
In this issue: • Cryptocurrency Global Regulations Tighten as Financial Crime Risks IntensifyGlobal Tax Regimes Evolve With Varied Perspectives as Market Seeks ClarityLatest Trends for ICOs: Success Rate and Government Scrutiny of ICO ScamsBlockchain Piloted to Trace Food, Art and Diamonds to Their Origins Cryptocurrency Global Regulations Tighten as Financial Crime Risks Intensify By: Melonia A. Bennett The European Union, through the European Parliament and Council, recently adopted and…
In this issue: • New Waters Charted for Blockchain in Marine InsuranceCyber-hacks Continue to Plague Cryptocurrency Industry • New Enforcement Actions in the U.S. and Abroad New Waters Charted for Blockchain in Marine Insurance By: John C. McIlwee In a first-of-its-kind blockchain-enabled solution for the marine hull insurance industry, Insurwave promises to automate manual processes and alleviate inefficiencies for the world’s largest shipping company, A.P. Møller-Maersk. The platform was created as a joint…
Starting May 1, 2015, employers in Cook County will be subject to a new “Wage-Theft Ordinance” that could lead to employers incurring massive property tax liabilities, business license revocation, and debarment from county contracts. Under the ordinance, local employers will face harsh penalties if they admit guilt or liability or are “adjudicated” to be guilty or liable – in “any judicial or administrative proceeding” – of committing a “repeated or willful violation” of the Illinois…