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Mama Don’t Take My KodakCoin Away!

Insight Dror Futter Dror Futter · January 22, 2018
Now Kodak is cashing in on the ICO craze with its newly announced KodakCoin. Buried beneath the hype, however, is a very interesting use case. Read the full article here Mr. Futter has more than 20 years of high tech and business experience. He represents emerging companies and their investors, as well as a wide range of technology

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Real Estate Can Now be Purchased Through Blockchain

Insight Dror Futter Dror Futter · January 05, 2018
Real estate in California can now be purchased through blockchain. Some organizations are aiming to overcome the complicated processes and fee systems associated with real estate investments and transactions through the use of blockchain technology. This move could force lending and title industries to adapt to this new concept. American

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SEC’s Latest on ICOs: If it Walks Like a Duck and Squawks Like a Duck, It’s a Security

Insight Dror Futter Dror Futter · December 11, 2017
In a powerful one-two punch on Monday, the SEC published a cease and desist order shutting down an ICO for the MUN utility token and a highly critical statement by SEC's Chairman, Jay Clayton, entitled “Statement on Cryptocurrencies and Initial Coin Offerings”.  Rimon partner Dror Futter analyzes the impact of these

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Complimentary Webinar: The Emerging Patent Landscape — Blockchain Technology

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Jan 11, 2018

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Rimon’s Patent and FinTech Partner, and Blockchain Patent Chronicle’s author, Marc Kaufman, presented the results of an ongoing study of patent publications related to Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT). The emerging patent landscape in this space identified the likely players, and told us what technology they are

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“We Never Thought of That” — When Venture-Backed Companies Undertake Reverse ICOs. Rimon’s Dror Futter writes in BitcoinMagazine

Insight Dror Futter Dror Futter · November 27, 2017
ICOs are not limited to new companies. Companies that have previously raised venture funding can do them as well — a phenomenon some have termed “Reverse ICOs.”   The standard deal documents of the venture industry (SAFEs, Convertible Notes, Series Seed and NVCA Series A) never contemplated Reverse ICOs. 

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Changes in Tax Policy in Europe Will Impact U.S. Companies in the Digital Economy

Insight Claudio Palmieri Claudio Palmieri · Stephen Díaz Gavin Stephen Díaz Gavin · November 26, 2017
The increasingly digital nature of the world economy is changing not only models of commerce, but also how governments seek to tax economic activity that is conducted over the Internet.  How does the government of country Y tax the company that is physically located in country X, sells goods or services in country Y and then declares its

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Spoiler Alert:  ICOs – The “Good Times” May Be Ending

Insight Dror Futter Dror Futter · November 16, 2017
Two recent events suggest that the “Wild West Period” for ICOs may be drawing to a close. Recent statements by SEC Chairman, Jay Clayton, strongly suggest more SEC action to come and the first class-action suit related to an ICO has been filed. Click here to read Dror Futter's analysis. Mr. Futter has more than 20 years of

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Recording of Live Webinar: Buyer Beware – Are ICOs For You?

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Oct 19, 2017 11:30AM - 12:00PM CT

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Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) are financing mechanisms that have become very popular and controversial. In 2017 alone, ICOs have raised over $1.5 Billion. ICOs are offerings of digital tokens that rely on blockchain technology (similar to Bitcoin). The large majority of ICO investors are private individuals. In the fintech space, ICO funding has surpassed

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Collaboration or competition: What is really driving trade tech?

Insight Marc Kaufman Marc Kaufman · April 18, 2017
As blockchain technology is more widely adopted in commercial applications, the various players in the ecosystem will have to deal with intellectual property issues and risks. Many players believe that cooperation is key to fostering innovation in the ecosystem. This article summarizing many of the issues includes comments from Rimon Partner Marc

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