Startups

The SEC has the Munchees: Eating away at the “utility token” theory

Yesterday, the SEC issued an enforcement order regarding Munchee’s token offering and SEC Chairman Jay Clayton released a general public statement on cryptocurrencies and ICOs.  For those who previously read our post about the SEC’s report in the DAO, much of this might not be a surprise – although the SEC ...

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The Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong comments on ICOs

Current trends on deal multiples (Q1 2017)

NYDFS Announces Final Cybersecurity Rules for Financial Services Sector

Investors

SEC Report on Tokens as Securities: Seven Takeaways

One of the more interesting phenomena in early-stage investing is the recent emergence of initial coin offerings (“ICOs”), token generation events (“TGEs”), or similar distributed ledger or blockchain-enabled means for raising capital. Much has been written, including by many skilled lawyers in the technology sector, about whether the tokens issued in ...

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Corporate Venture Capital Compensation Snapshot

So Your Fund Wants to Invest in Canada, Eh?

SEC Sanctions Private Equity Fund Adviser For Acting As An Unregistered Broker

VC Funds and Tax

Getting up to speed on blockchain, Bitcoin, Ethereum, cryptocurrencies and ICOs

Much has been written recently on blockchain, Bitcoin, Ethereum, cryptocurrencies and initial coin offerings (ICO). Unfortunately, for non-computer scientists (like me), trying to understand these concepts and their potential implications can be a bit overwhelming. To help all of those non-technologists trying to get their heads around blockchain, Bitcoin, Ethereum, ...

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The Trump Tax Reform Plan – Key Points

New IRS Proposed Regulations Eliminate Valuation Discounts: Planning Likely Required before the End of 2016

“Qualified Client” Threshold Increasing to $2.1M

IPOs and M&A

Finance Rules of the World: see how different jurisdictions allow for finance & investment

Compliments of over 100 of our DLA Piper colleagues around the world, DLA Piper has launched Finance Rules of the World, which gives you answers to key legal questions that you may consider when initially looking at financing or investing in particular jurisdictions. The interactive Finance Rules of the World ...

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Hart-Scott Rodino Thresholds Revised

Corp Fin no longer requires “Tandy” representations for file reviews

The Hot List: 2016 Proxy Season Trends and Action Items

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