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Blockchain: Linked Ledgers

As the potential for "blockchain" or other distributed ledger technology (DLT) continues to be explored in a wide range of use cases both across the financial institutions sector and beyond, the rumours of its transformational scope abound - and operational examples are emerging.

Blockchain technology could revolutionise supply chains, agreements, contracts, currencies and more. The Hogan Lovells Engage: Blockchain Toolkit helps you take advantage of the technology's huge potential and disruptive impact, while avoiding falling foul of ever-developing regulatory and legal requirements.

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US ethics body tells government employees to declare crypto holdings Hogan Lovells Engage

Anyone working for the executive branch of the US government must disclose their cryptocurrency holdings, because they "may create a conflict of interest".

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Dark web vendor guilty of narcotics trafficking and money laundering Hogan Lovells Engage

A French man who helped run one of the largest dark web criminal marketplaces on which items were offered for sale in cryptocurrencies has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess with the...

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Lithuania issues ICO guidance Hogan Lovells Engage

The Ministry of Finance of Lithuania has issued guidelines on initial coin offerings (ICOs), clarifying which of the country's laws apply to each aspect of a token sale.

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Canadian securities regulators issue guidance on securities law implications of digital tokens offerings Hogan Lovells Engage

The Canadian Securities Administrators has provided additional guidance on the applicability of securities laws to offerings of coins or tokens, including “utility tokens”.

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US SEC says securities law will not change to cater to cryptocurrencies Hogan Lovells Engage

The Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has said the agency will not be adjusting the definition of what is deemed a security to suit the cryptocurrency community.

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CFTC official says virtual currencies "are not going away" Hogan Lovells Engage

According to a Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) commissioner, virtual currencies "will become part of the economic practices of any country".

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