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US Treasury Department Sanctions First Bitcoin Addresses

The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has sanctioned the Bitcoin addresses of two Iranians the office says processed Bitcoin ransoms on behalf of Iranian hackers who targeted government and business sites in the US and Canada. Anyone who does… Read More

UK Parliament Treasury Committee: Need for Cryptocurrency Sector Regulation “A Matter of Urgency”

The UK can no longer rely on “feeble” warnings to consumers from its securities regulator and should swiftly extend existing legislation to govern the cryptocurrency and digital asset sector in country, says a Parliament Treasury Committee established in February to examine the matter. After doing its… Read More

Initial Coin Offerings: Why the SAFT is DEAD …

Investment in the cryptocurrency industry is currently dominated by the use of Simple Agreements for Future Tokens (SAFTs). While SAFTs were a somewhat novel approach when they were introduced, now that cryptocurrency assets have become almost universally deemed “securities” by the SEC, the use of… Read More

Marco Santori Joins Security Token Platform Polymath Advisory Board

Polymath, continuing its mission to disrupt the investment banking world via its “industry-first” security token issuance platform, announced the “Dean of Digital Currency Lawyers,” Marco Santori, will be joining its advisory board, effective immediately. Santori will provide guidance on operationalizing the legal elements of Polymath’s ST20 security… Read More

Marco Santori Departs Cooley to Join Blockchain as President & Chief Legal Officer

Marco Santori, formerly a Partner at Cooley, LLP and author of the controversial SAFT or Simple Agreement for Future Tokens, has joined Blockchain as President and Chief Legal Officer.  In the past, Santori has been labeled “the Dean of Digital Currency Lawyers” by some and… Read More

Cointopia: A Fully Compliant Initial Coin Offering Platform Launched by Big Crypto Names

There is a rapid push to standardize and professionalize the initial coin offering (ICO) market. As competition heats up, you no longer can add Blockchain to your name and expect immediate token success. You need to have a reputable team in place and you need… Read More

Joshua Klayman Shares Her Perspective on Marco Santori’s White Paper on SAFTs

Marco Santori, Fintech Team Leader at the law firm of Cooley LLP, has published a white paper tackling the issue of “Simple Agreement for Future Tokens” or SAFTs – the widely used structure for Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs). Santori proposes a path toward a compliant framework… Read More

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