SEC Forms New ‘FinHub’ Office for Public Engagement in FinTech

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission recently announced the launch of a new office called the “Strategic Hub for Innovation and Financial Technology” (“FinHub”). The SEC aims to provide resources to effectively handle public engagement relating to FinTech. Previously, several … Continue reading

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Federal Judge Says CFTC Can Regulate Virtual Currencies

On March 6, a Federal District Court in the Eastern District of New York entered a 79-page order that provides the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) the power to pursue virtual currency fraudsters.  Judge Weinstein held that the CFTC has … Continue reading

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Do write a white paper. Don’t write a prospectus.

Initial coin offerings, or ICOs, represent a new funding mechanism for companies building blockchain-based business models. The company’s “white paper” has become the go-to document for evaluating these new blockchain-based business models. Sometimes, the white paper is a deeply technical document. Many … Continue reading

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Welcome to our blog!

Welcome to “The Blockchain Law Blog”, a new blog created by Snell & Wilmer’s Blockchain and Digital Currency practitioners. We’re excited to share our thoughts and insights with you about this rapidly-evolving practice area. Our goal is to provide timely, … Continue reading

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