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SEC Director Sheds Light on Digital Asset Policy; West Virginia, First US State to Allow Voting by Blockchain; Indonesian Regulators Rule that Cryptocurrencies are Commodities

On May 21, 2018, the North America Securities Administrators Association (“NASAA”) announced a coordinated international crypto crackdown by state and provincial securities regulators in the U.S. and Canada.[1]

Can Blockchain Rescue our Identity from the Digital Abyss?

It doesn’t take a lot of digging online to quickly find reasons why identity safety is such a paramount issue. Tools like Have I been pwned? show a range of concerning examples of major institutional breaches that have leaked millions of personal data files. The centralization of identity databases, both physical and digital, is creating these inevitable fail points that are eroding the systemic value of our personal data.

The Blockchain Healthcare Revolution Is In Progress

A blockchain healthcare revolution has quietly been taking place and over the last five years, tech giants such as IBM, have put forth significant resources towards conducting comprehensive studies to better understand the effects that blockchain technology is having on the sector.

Veto of Arizona’s Crypto Tax Bill; Class Action against Ripple; Blockchain Resolution passed by EU Parliament

The following is a brief summary of the significant legal developments that have recently impacted the blockchain industry including the veto of Arizona's crypto tax bill and the class action against Ripple.

NY State Attorney General Launches Virtual Markets Integrity Initiative; Malta issues Financial Instrument Test for Tokens

New York: On April 17, 2018, the New York State Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman launched the Virtual Markets Integrity Initiative investigating the policies and practices of cryptocurrency platforms aiming to increase transparency and accountability and protect consumers.