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The Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong comments on ICOs

Article prepared by and republished courtesy of our colleagues Luke Gannon, Scott Thiel and Hayden Lau; originally published here: https://www.dlapiper.com/insights/publications/2017/09/the-sfc-comments-on-icos/ The Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong (the SFC) has debunked the myths that no securities laws apply to ICOs. In its first direct statement on the subject, the SFC fired a ...

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

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IPOs and M&A

Hart-Scott Rodino Thresholds Revised

From our colleagues Paolo Morante, Steven E. Levitsky, Laura Kam and Adam Steene: The Federal Trade Commission has announced its annual revision to the jurisdictional thresholds under the Act. The new thresholds will go into effect 30 days after publication in the Federal Register, which is expected in the next few days. Under the new ...

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