September 10, 2019
Volume 20, Issue 4
This paper describes the rise of a new form of regulatory havens. Jurisdictions that have traditionally been characterized as “tax havens” are gradually becoming hubs for blockchain-based ventures. These jurisdictions attract blockchain entrepreneurs by offering refuge from regulatory and tax burdens imposed by developed economies. These new “Blockchain Havens” create a regulatory “race to the
This Article examines the applicability of the federal securities laws to digital currencies. Although some enforcement actions have been brought by the SEC, digital currency transactions remain largely unregulated. The securities laws contain a broad definition of what constitutes a security. Finding a security to exist triggers many regulatory provisions of the securities laws. There
Blockchain. The term is ubiquitous—it’s going to protect everyone’s data, provide the backbone of every supply chain, make every contract smart, and so much more. But what is blockchain, actually? And can it really do all of this? (No.) This article is for those who want to learn the basics about this technology. I will
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