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IMVU Receives SEC No Action Letter for Digital Asset VCOIN [u]

IMVU, an avatar-based social network, has received a No-Action Letter (NOL) from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) pertaining to a blockchain-based digital asset – VCOIN. The NOL states that the SEC will not take action on the digital asset because of the following: IMVU… Read More

Former Associate GC and BNY Mellon MD Linc Finkenberg Joins Perkins Coie in Move to Boost Fintech Practice

Linc Finkenberg, a former Associate General Counsel and Managing Director at BNY Mellon, has joined Perkins Coie as part of the firms Fintech and financial transactions practice in New York City. While at BNY Mellon, Finkenberg led a global team of more than 30 lawyers and… Read More

Perkins Coie Boosts Blockchain Bench with Addition of John Delaney as a Partner

Perkins Coie has added to its tech and blockchain team with the addition of John Delaney as a partner in the New York City office. Delaney joins the firm’s Technology Transactions & Privacy (TTP) practice. Perkins Coie said Delany is the fifth lateral to join… Read More

Former CFTC Enforcement Lawyer Joins Perkins Coie to Boost Blockchain Cred

Perkins Coie has hired a former US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Division of Enforcement counsel Kari Larsen. She has joined the law firm’s Blockchain Technology & Digital Currency industry group and Investment Management practice in New York. Larsen began her career as International Operations Counsel… Read More

Perkins Coie Boosts Fintech Bench with Former SEC Branch Chief Valerie Dahiya

Law firm Perkins Coie has added former Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Branch Chief Valerie Dahiya to the firms DC office. Dahiya is joining Perkins Coie’s corporate practice as a partner. Importantly, Dahiya will join the firms Blockchain Technology & Digital Currency industry group and the… Read More

Law Firm of Perkins Coie Partners with Accord Project Targeting Smart Contracts, Blockchain Standardization

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Law firm Perkins Coie has partnered with the Accord Project, a consortium for the development of smart legal contracts using blockchain technology. Perkins Coie has long been active in the blockchain and crypto sector of Fintech. Perkins Coie’s Blockchain Technology & Digital Currency industry group was… Read More

Creation of an ICO Safe Harbor Would Provide a Zone of Regulatory Certainty in a Market Flooded with Questionable Compliance

The US initial coin offering (ICO) market is the subject of a great deal of regulatory uncertainty resulting, in large part, from the absence of comprehensive guidance by the SEC.   The uncertainty has caused frustration for issuers and investors and has also been counter-productive… Read More

Giga Watt Lawsuit Demonstrates Rescission Power of Initial Coin Offering Investors

Some may have missed a distinctive feature of the recently filed class action lawsuit against Bitcoin mining company Giga Watt, Inc.: it is not a fraud suit. It is a suit for rescission (return of invested funds, with interest) based on the company’s having failed… Read More

Perkins Coie Law Firm Boosts Fintech Bench with SEC Attorney Hire

Perkins Coie, a law firm that is very active in the Fintech / Blockchain space, has announced the hiring of a former SEC attorney. Michael S. Didiuk has joined the firm’s Investment Management practice group as a partner in the San Francisco office where he… Read More

Law Firm of Perkins Coie Named “Founding Steward” by Sovrin Foundation – Self Sovereign Identity Network

Perkins Coie, a law firm that is big in the cryptocurrency / initial coin offering sector, has announced it has been named a “Founding Steward” by the Sovrin Foundation, the first law firm to be so selected. So what is a self-sovereign identity (SSI) network? A… Read More

Law Firm Perkins Coie Joins the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance Legal Industry Working Group

More and more law firms are recognizing the importance of cryptocurrency and the potential of blockchain technology. Perkins Coie, a Seattle based law firm that is 100+ years old, has announced its inclusion in the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA) Legal Industry Working Group. Perkins Coie’s Blockchain… Read More

Law Firm Perkins Coie Boosts Fintech Practice with New Hires

Perkins Coie LLP, a legal firm with offices in the United States and Asia, has boosted their Fintech horsepower with the addition of Jacob S. Farber and Frederick B. Fedynyshyn as senior counsel in its Technology Transactions & Privacy practice. Perkins Coie considers itself legal experts… Read More

Brief: Bitcoin Law Expert Peter Townshend Joins Ciphrex Board of Advisors

Bitcoin law expert Peter Townshend, a partner at Perkins Coie LLP law firm’s Emerging Companies and Venture Capital Practice, has joined Ciphrex’s Board of Advisors. This move strengthens the cryptocurrency and blockchain technology software company’s position as it prepares for its Series B round of financing. Enrique Lombrozo, co-CEO… Read More

WATCH: Washington State House Hearing On Crowdfunding Exemption

The State of Washington has been weighing the possibility of implementing an intrastate crowdfunding exemption. The House Business & Financial Services Committee discussed the bill late in January, and we now have the video of that hearing. Representative Cyrus Habib (D-48th) has championed the effort…. Read More

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