Crypto assets blog

20 December 2019

Tokenisation in 2019: the Security Token year in review

The year 2019 started with plenty of optimism regarding the growth of Security Token Offerings (STOs). Many articles at the start of the year suggested, like this one on TokenMarket, that “it’s looking very likely that 2019 will be the year of the security token offering”.  In this blog we look back on some of the key moments of 2019 with regard to STOs and consider whether 2019 really was the dawning of a new era worthy of the revolutionary hype back at the start of the year. However, if you would first like to take a step back and digest a user-friendly introduction to the concept of security tokens, please listen to our podcast or read our earlier crypto assets blog.

Alexander Torpey

13 December 2019

Cryptoassets and divorcing a ‘Cryptoqueen’: Part l - Identification, valuation and preservation

In just ten years, cryptoassets have become a £100 billion industry. We now face the alarming prospect that millions of pounds can be hidden behind a few lines of computer code without ever touching a bank account. If your soon-to-be ex-partner has made a fortune with Bitcoin, how do you get a share?

Cady Pearce

12 December 2019

Crypto assets: That was the year that was 2019

The tenth anniversary of the first ever BitCoin transaction will fall in April 2020.  Not many people are using cryptoassets for everyday transactions, such as a takeaway pizza order and as such Satoshi Nakamoto’s vision of a stateless peer to peer electronic currency is yet to be realised, but in the last few years cryptoassets have certainly entered the public consciousness, even if that does mostly relate to the huge spike in the value of BitCoin in December 2017.

Mary Young

11 September 2019

Security tokens: a new class of crypto assets

Security tokens are a digital representation of ownership rights in real world assets (such as property or shares) and have captured the curiosity of entrepreneurs, startups and investors. This blog summarises the potential benefits and pitfalls of security tokens and is part of our wider crypto assets blog.

Andrew Solomon

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

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