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Rimon’s Dror Futter in the Financial Times “Guide to Bitcoin and Blockchain”

Insight Dror Futter Dror Futter · February 20, 2018
Venture capital and technology Partner, Dror Futter, spoke extensively with Financial Times for its Guide to help advisers understand the trends, opportunities and risks involved with Bitcoin and blockchain. Among different topics, he discussed the driving rise in cryptocurrency over the past 7 years; blockchain’s potential uses in

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SEC Chairman Calls Out ICO Lawyers in January 22 Remarks

Insight Dror Futter Dror Futter · January 24, 2018
"If You Can’t Hear Me, I’ll Speak a Little Louder!” - SEC Chairman Clayton followed up critical remarks on ICO market advisors in December with new, blunt criticisms of many ICO attorneys. Read the full story and insights here.   Mr. Futter has more than 20 years of high tech and business experience. He

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It’s Not Just the SEC - Massachusetts Regulators Sue Resident Who Launched ICO

Insight Dror Futter Dror Futter · January 23, 2018
ICO legal risks may begin but do not end with the SEC, as a Massachusetts-based ICO issuer learned when state regulators sued him for his role in an unregistered ICO. 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

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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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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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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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ICOs, Cryptocurrencies and Tokens – the SEC Speaks

Insight Dror Futter Dror Futter · August 04, 2017
The SEC has issued its first, much anticipated statement on the regulatory status of ICOs (Initial Coin Offerings).   Click here to read our analysis of the questions the SEC answered and, perhaps more importantly, the questions that remain unresolved. Mr. Futter has more than 20 years of high tech and business experience. He

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