New Swiss ICO Guidance – a Welcome Development


Summary The recent release by the Swiss financial markets regulator, FINMA, of guidance regarding its approach to the regulatory framework for Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) is a welcome attempt to provide a more granular analysis of the ICO market and the likely applicability of securities regulation to this market. The guidance represents the first attempt [...]

New Swiss ICO Guidance – a Welcome Development2019-07-22T18:50:35+00:00

Bitcoin and Government Regulation Globally


Satoshi Nakamoto, the unidentified author of the Bitcoin white paper, described the cryptocurrency as a, “peer-to-peer version of electronic cash [that] would allow online payments to be sent directly from one party to another without going through a financial institution.” Those “financial institutions” that Nakamoto wished to bypass when conducting online commerce referred not only [...]

Bitcoin and Government Regulation Globally2020-01-08T15:05:27+00:00