Crypto assets blog

19 June 2019

Do androids dream of electric sheep?: mistaken computers and relevant minds

The Singapore International Commercial Court (SICC) case of B2C2 Ltd v Quoine Pte Ltd [2019] SGHC(I) 03 considers how the law relating to mistake could apply to contracts formed on an automated basis by computers using algorithmic software.

Mary Young

17 April 2019

Doing well in the crypto-currency market? Make sure you don’t die rich!

Whether you are in the market for short-term profit or making long-term investments, adequate planning is certainly a worthwhile (and small) investment of your time and money. If you’ve been savyy enough to successfully invest in crypto-assets, make sure you are smart enough to ensure your loved ones can benefit, should the worst happen.

James Ward

9 April 2019

FCA’s Guidance on Cryptoassets – welcome clarity

Cryptoassets have attracted significant and growing attention from consumers, markets, governments and regulators globally”, stated the FCA earlier this year in launching its consultation on its Guidance on Cryptoassests.  Jill Lorimer has previously commented on the Cryptoassests guidance.

The aim of the Guidance is to “provide regulatory clarity for market participants carrying on activities in this space” and it appears to do just that.

Anna Holmes

17 January 2019

FCA sharpens focus on crypto cowboys

The recent confirmation by the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) that it is investigating 18 firms involved in the sale of crypto assets, such as Bitcoin, indicates a ramping up of regulatory focus on the controversial sector.

Jill Lorimer

27 July 2018

Cryptocurrencies: the new face of economic crime?

The Treasury Committee’s inquiry into economic crime is one of the most wide-ranging of the committee’s current workstreams, and its conclusions are keenly awaited.

As well as assessing the effectiveness of the anti-money laundering regime in the UK, MPs have been examining the impact of economic crime on consumers.

Jill Lorimer

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