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Blockstack, a decentralized computing network and secure app ecosystem, is officially the first company in U.S. history to receive SEC qualification for its digital token offering. Under the SEC Regulation A+ framework, Blockstack will conduct a US$28 million token offering accessible to both accredited and non-accredited investors alike in the U.S. and globally. The historic move comes less than three months after Blockstack announced its public filing with the SEC.

Blockstack has sought to set a…


What happens when algorithmic trading meets crypto-assets meets a non-functioning crypto-exchange meets an unregulated space? Well, things get messy … One particular mess has been going for two years now and it has a name: B2C2 v Quoine. …


Crypto’s most friendly jurisdiction just passed a Bill that captures all companies offering digital payment tokens services. If you are dealing in digital payment tokens or facilitating their exchange, Singapore welcomes you, but not without a license.

Singapore’s Parliament has passed the Payment Services Act (“Act”), a comprehensive piece of legislation that targets payment services and puts such services within the ambit of the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS). Whether you are a e-wallet service, a crypto-exchange, an OTC provider or a payment services provider, you should consider whether the Act applies to your business and as a consequence requires…


The SEC publishes guidance on digital assets and trading.[i]The SEC published a ‘Statement on Digital Asset Securities Issuance and Trading’, where it reiterated on the expected adherence to federal securities law regardless whether securities are issued in certified form or by using blockchain. The statement offers guidance on three areas: (1) initial offers and sales of digital asset securities (including those issued in initial coin offerings (“ICOs”)); (2) investment vehicles investing in digital asset securities and those who advise others about investing in these securities; and (3) secondary market trading of digital asset securities. …


The latest regulatory and legal developments in the crypto markets.

Japan calls all cryptocurrencies ‘crypto assets’.[i] Japan’s Financial Services Agency (FSA) has officially adopted the term ‘crypto assets’ to delineate digital coins from legal tender. Simultaneously, the label ‘virtual currency’ was opined to be misleading and implicating a substitution for legal tender.

Switzerland’s new legal framework for future blockchain development.[ii]The Swiss State Secretariat for International Finance (SIF) has published a comprehensive report adopted by the country’s Federal Council. The report outlines the use of blockchain and DLT tech in the financial sector and sets to lay out a legal framework…

Dominika Nestarcova

Crypto-enthusiast and legal researcher on legal risks in distributed ledger technologies, ICOs and the legality of smart contracts. Singapore.

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