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2018-02-06 SEC and CFTC on Crypto Oversight: Key Takeaways (For downloading the article please click here.)   On February 6, 2018, the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs held a hearing on “Virtual Currencies: the Oversight Role of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission.”  Ahead of the hearing,...
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Asset Tokenization Using Blockchain: A New Trend in 2018?     In the beginning of December 2017, the president of Venezuelan and high-level government officials announced about their plans of issuing “petro” cryptocurrency that will be backed by 5.3 billion barrels of oil worth US$267 billion. Regardless of those news of government-oil backed cryptocurrency coming into...
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Smart Contracts 101: Will Smart Contracts Replace Lawyers (By Charlotte Lian)   Introduction Smart Contracts and distributed ledger technology (‘DLT’) are gaining increasing levels of attention from a variety of industries that perceive it to be an efficient way to simultaneously cut costs through automation while also increasing the security of industry practices. Deceptively named, a...
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Governmental Adoption of Blockchain: Part I (By Johnny Hong)   Blockchain for Efficiency and Security Numerous nations across the globe are turning to technology to help optimize how governments operate and how they interact with their citizens. Estonia’s e-Government allows e-ID holding residents to perform actions ranging from voting to filing taxes to accessing medical records.[1]...
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