Blockchain & Cryptocurrency


Authors: Louisa Xu, Michael Bacina, Petros Xenos, Tom Skevington

The Libra Project shows no sign of slowing down since its announcement five months ago, The UK LawTech Delivery Panel has released a Legal Statement on cryptoassets and smart contracts, and the UAE have drafted regulation governing the use of blockchain and cryptocurrency within its borders. Michael Bacina, Louisa Xu, Tom Skevington and Petros Xenos of the Piper Alderman Blockchain group bring you the latest legal, regulatory and project updates in Blockchain.

Read more: Libra Growing Stronger, UK Taskforce Releases Legal Statement on Cryptoassets, UAE Crafts Crypto...


Authors: Louisa Xu, Michael Bacina, Petros Xenos, Tom Skevington

Another class action complaint has been filed against Bitfinex and Tether in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington, Binance Holdings Ltd and Tron have been banned on China’s largest micro-blogging service, and France shows clear signs of promoting blockchain growth. Michael Bacina, Louisa Xu, Tom Skevington and Petros Xenos of the Piper Alderman Blockchain group bring you the latest legal, regulatory and project updates in Blockchain.

Read more: US Court Files Another Lawsuit Against Bitfinex and Tether, China Cracks Down on Crypto, France...


Author: Michael Bacina

The US Department of Justice has revealed a massive international operation which has led to the shutdown of a child exploitation website hosting more than 8 terabytes of child pornography, making it one of the largest illegal website shutdowns ever.

Read more: Blockchain Helps Bust Bad Guys in Darkweb Shutdown


On 18 November 2019 the UK Jurisdiction Taskforce (Chaired by Sir Geoffrey Vos) launched its "Legal Statement on cryptoassets and smart contracts" in the magnificent Victorian and mock medieval surroundings of the City of London's Guildhall complex.  A nineteenth century venue to launch a twenty-first century report.

A crowded hall of lawyers, computer scientists and business people heard Sir Geoffrey Vos tell us that cryptoassets should be treated in principle by the courts as property and that in principle a smart contract can be identified, interpreted and enforced by the courts using ordinary and well-established legal principles.

Read more: Legal Guidance on Cryptoassets and Smart Contracts Just Released in England & Wales


Author: Michael Bacina

The Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) has been lauded globally for their early movement into the distributed ledger technology (DLT) space. The ASX project to replace the ageing CHESS system, is rightly reported as cutting edge technology which could bring new efficiencies to share trading.

Read more: ASX Updates Guidance for Cryptocurrency Projects