A variety of new tools are being built to help businesses reopen as safely as possible and to mitigate the impact of COVID-19. These include personal symptom trackers, local exposure notification tools, and platforms for limiting occupancy of facilities to allow for physical distancing.

The COVID Tech Task Force along…

By Connor Spelliscy and Zach Gillan

Overview

On February 14th, 2019, the IRS held a hearing in which new amendments to the proposed Qualified Opportunity Zones (QOZ) regulations were discussed by the IRS and key stakeholders. …

And why we think it’s important.

Hopefully, you’ve seen that the Blockchain Association launched yesterday evening, and the Washington Post called it, “the first fully fledged lobbying group in Washington representing entrepreneurs and investors who are building off the technology behind bitcoin.” As the various articles reinforce, this is a pretty important step for the industry…

“And putting aside the fundraising that accompanied the creation of Ether, based on my understanding of the present state of Ether, the Ethereum network and its decentralized structure, current offers and sales of Ether are not securities transactions.”

- William Hinman; SEC Director, Division of Corporate Finance (June 14th, 2018)¹

Written by Allan Goodman and Connor Spelliscy — original article found here.

In 2017, 235 initial coin offerings (ICOs) raised almost US$3.7 billion dollars, an increase of 3700% from 2016. Unsurprisingly, regulators around the world have reacted to the explosive growth in ICOs, with regulators in China and South Korea…

Written by Allan Goodman, Michael Partridge and Connor Spelliscy — original article found here.

On December 11, 2017, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued a cease-and-desist order against Munchee Inc. (“Munchee”) to stop Munchee’s Initial Coin Offering (ICO) and require it to return to investors the funds it…

Connor Spelliscy

@ Hangar and Connectivity Fund

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