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Welcome to the Holland & Knight Blockchain & Crypto Blog, featuring news and analysis that tracks and reports on the ways that blockchain is disrupting traditional business models.

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On June 26, Holland & Knight Senior Policy Advisors Scott Mason and Norma Krayem participated on a panel “Blockchain: Do We Need to Regulate to Innovate” in the firm's New York office. Given their knowledge on the subject and extensive engagement with federal legislators and regulators, they provided insight on how Congress and the Trump Administration's policy initiatives are evolving the use of blockchain in key sectors.
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On June 26, 2018, Partners Ani Hovanessian and Joe Dewey presented on the various private wealth challenges connected to virtual currency.
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On June 26, 2018, Partners Jennifer Connors and Eileen Bannon presented on how different regulators are viewing virtual currency.
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The "Swaps Regulation Version 2.0, an Assessment of the Current Implementation of Reform and Proposals for Next Steps" white paper outlines proposals for the reform of the regulation of swaps, intended to result in a better balance of systemic risk mitigation with robust swaps markets and economic growth.
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Real property conveyances in English law jurisdictions are obscure even to sophisticated parties, who get through the process with the help of an assemblage of lawyers, title examiners, insurers and escrow agents. These latter service providers are described in the blockchain world as "trusted intermediaries", and vigorous efforts are under way to replace them. Their replacements, if innovators have their way, will be blockchain-based systems for direct transactions between seller and buyer, with more speed, lower cost, 24/7 transparency, and reduced susceptibility to fraud or mistake.
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On June 6, 2018, VanEck SolidX Bitcoin Trust filed an amended registration statement designed to address many of the concerns raised by the SEC in its prior considerations of ETFs referencing Bitcoin. All prior considerations by the SEC of ETFs referencing Bitcoin products have resulted in rejection by the SEC or voluntary withdrawal.
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Issuing an initial coin offering (ICO) is a new and innovative way for companies to infuse capital into their enterprise. However, several regulatory agencies have increased their scrutiny of ICOs, including the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
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The rapid proliferation of technological advancements in global financial markets has caused regulators in several countries to increase their scrutiny of investments in, and implications of, cryptocurrencies.
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Coinbase, one of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges, recently approached the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) about possible licensing as a broker-dealer. If Coinbase decides to register with the SEC, it will become among the first of the existing cryptocurrency exchanges to be registered with the SEC.
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