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Blockchain Law: ICO Regulation and Other Legal Considerations in the Blockchain Ecosystem

insights February 23, 2018

Venture Capital and Technology Partner, Dror Futter, published a comprehensive update on the state of Blockchain Law.  Titled: “Blockchain Law: ICO Regulation and Other Legal Considerations in the Blockchain Ecosystem” and published by the Practicing Law Institute (PLI), a leading provider of legal CLE, the article summarizes developments to date and highlights many as yet unanswered legal questions. The…

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

insights 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 financial services, such as fintech or open…

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SEC Chairman Calls Out ICO Lawyers in January 22 Remarks

insights 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 represents emerging companies and their…

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

insights 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…

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Mama Don’t Take My KodakCoin Away!

insights 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

insights January 5, 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 Banker Magazine taps Dror Futter, Partner at…

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

insights 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 communications by the SEC and their impact on…

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Complimentary Webinar: The Emerging Patent Landscape — Blockchain Technology

events Complimentary Webinar: The Emerging Patent Landscape — Blockchain Technology Marc Kaufman · November 30, 2017

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 developing. He also discussed the emerging risks that must…

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

insights 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.  Rimon partner, Dror Futter, has written about the…

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

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

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