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Blockchain utility tokens: throwing the baby out with the (securities regulation) bathwater?

Insight Sam Miller Sam Miller · August 07, 2019
The digital asset roadshow continued this last week with The July 30th Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee hearing on virtual currencies and online market places, convened to hear “…how Congress should regulate digital currencies and blockchain technologies in the online financial market…”. Just a

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Facebook’s Libra, cryptocurrency and the Token Taxonomy Act: much needed blockchain innovation reform or fear of the giants?

Insight Sam Miller Sam Miller · July 24, 2019
Although Capitol Hill and not Mount Olympus, one could be forgiven for mistaking the Facebook Libra co-creator and Calibra CEO, David Marcus’s July 17th, 2019 testimony before the House Committee on Financial Services for a page out of Greek mythology. If one were to be dramatic, one could say that this was no more an exercise in regulatory

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Rimon Named a Top Cryptocurrency Law Firm by both LawFuel and Coinnounce

News March 05, 2019
Rimon was cited by LawFuel and Coinnounce as one of the best law firms to advise on the legal structures of cryptocurrencies and the regulatory environment around them. Both publications list Rimon as a top law firm in the crypto space, and stress the importance of finding qualified law firms with robust experience in the complex

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Chapter on Blockchain Law in PLI’s “Financial Product Fundamentals: Law, Business, Compliance” Treatise Written by Rimon’s Dror Futter

Insight Dror Futter Dror Futter · November 13, 2018
FinTech Partner, Dror Futter, has authored a chapter on “Blockchain Law: ICO Regulation and Other Legal Considerations in the Blockchain Ecosystem,” for the second edition of Practicing Law Institute’s (PLI) treatise, Financial Product Fundamentals: Law, Business, Compliance. Read more here.

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Rimon Partner Marc Kaufman Named FinTech Sector IP Attorney of the Year

News November 05, 2018
Patent Strategy Partner, Marc Kaufman, was named FinTech Sector IP Attorney of 2019 in Washington D.C. by Corporate INTL Magazine. Marc Kaufman concentrates his practice in the area of patent strategy, in particular, advising clients in protecting, managing and monetizing their intellectual property assets. He has

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Rimon’s Dror Futter Contributes to Blockchain for Enterprise Book

Insight Dror Futter Dror Futter · September 05, 2018
Rimon Fintech Partner Dror Futter was acknowledged by Manav Gupta, Director & Distinguished Engineer, Cloud Native Competency at IBM, for his contributions to the legal sections of Mr. Gupta’s recently published book: “Blockchain for the Enterprise: The Definitive Guide to Adoption of Blockchain in the Enterprise.” In

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ICO Tokens & the SEC: You Can’t Even Give Them Away …. No, Seriously

Insight Dror Futter Dror Futter · August 21, 2018
The SEC has issued a Cease & Desist Order and sanctions against a token issuer and its founder.  Among several findings, the SEC determined that the “Bounty Program” run by the issuer constituted a securities offering.  The Order states “a ‘gift’ of a security is a ‘sale’ within the

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The Emerging Patent Risk for Blockchain Technology

Jul 20, 2018 5:30PM - 7:30PM PST

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Worldwide patent filings directed to blockchain technology are increasing at an exponential rate. As a result, even the open-source ethos in the community will not insulate innovators from patent risk. Rimon's Patent Strategy Partner, Marc Kaufman, will discuss the patent landscape, the commensurate risk, and how it can be managed with an

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ICOs: “One Giant Leap for the SEC?”

Insight Dror Futter Dror Futter · June 19, 2018
William Hinman, Director of the SEC’s Division of Corporate Finance, announced last week that Ether was not a security.  He also provided the broadest look yet as to how the SEC analyzes ICOs. FinTech Partner, Dror Futter analyzes what it all means in the article below. Read the full article here. In addition to a

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How to Efficiently Review ICO Whitepapers?

Insight Dror Futter Dror Futter · May 01, 2018
Rimon Law Fintech Partner, Dror Futter, was quoted in this Cointelligence article which elicited feedback from 24 people active in the ICO ecosystem.  The comments focused on what investors should look for when reviewing ICO whitepapers. Of course, ICO issuers should also keep these comments in mind when they draft their whitepapers or

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