Blockchain & Cryptocurrency


Author: Alexander Shirtcliff

English Court confirms its appetite to allow fraud and asset recovery campaigns to be pursued against Crypto Assets in AA v Persons Unknown.  However, the path to recovery is still not completely clear.

Here are five tips for successfully pursuing Crypto Assets in the English Courts and some notes of caution about the case.

Read more: Bitcoin is Property and Can be Injuncted in International Fraud Cases


The Piper Alderman Blockchain Group brings you the latest legal, regulatory and project updates in Blockchain and Digital Law.

The Supreme Court of India has struck down a 2018 circular issued Reserve Bank of India preventing regulated entities from dealing with blockchain businesses, Lloyds of London launches a new insurance policy designed to protect digital currency held in hot wallets, the New South Wales District Court recently made an interim order approving the use of a digital currency exchange account as security for costs, the Bank of International Settlements releases a series of reports on CBDCs, and the coronavirus outbreak has slowed down the pace of development of China’s proposed CBDC.

Read more: Blockchain Bites (March 2020) - A Round-up of the Latest Legal, Regulatory and Project Updates in...


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