Exploring the potential for distributed ledgers to provide solutions for AML compliance
Defining the legal status of crypto-tokens: asset, security, access token, governance power or system administration function?
Blockchain technologies could seriously affect sectors such as online gambling, remittances, alternative economies, etc. In these spaces, This report will explore systemic risks that could emerge in these fields in the near future.
What is the impact of Bitcoin and other decentralized cryptocurrencies on national monetary policies?
Is Bitcoin a fungible currency? What are the risks of graph analysis techniques and ‘taint analysis’ on its fungibility?
Exploration of blockchain based consensus protocols and economic consensus protocols.
A glossary of common terminology for blockchain-based activities and practices that distinguishes between technical and commercial activities.
A matrix that provides guidance on an activities-based approach to financial services licensing regulation.
A matrix that assists regulators and banking partners to accurately assess AML risk profiles.
Best practice guidelines for AML regulatory compliance.
Legal enforceability of smart contracts.
Design principles for the Internet of Things. Use of smart contracts for Machine-to-Machine communication, smart property and smart cities.
The role of multi signature technology in security and governance
Best practice guidelines for the industry that includes consumer protection, internal governance and industry wide security standards.
The ontology from smart contracts to DAOs
Exploring the definition and legal status of DAO. In particular, how can we incorporate DAOs into the current legal framework?
Designing a decentralized platform for crowd-sourced journalism, administered through a peer-to-peer network.
Decentralized governance system based on reputation and value distribution.
This paper focuses on the application of cryptographic tokens in a securities context and proceeds in the following manner: (1) a brief explanation of blockchain technology; (2) an overview of factors relevant to a securities law analysis; (3) application of relevant securities law to hypothetical fact patterns, and (4) a discussion highlighting the factors to be considered in a securities analysis, and related concerns for regulators and policy makers.
We live in a knowledge economy: a world where value creation is shifting away from moving atoms around, to moving bits around. The value represented by the bits is in ideas, which by nature are intangible. Intellectual property (IP) is a set of legal tools by which creators, connectors, and collectors may manage rights to ideas by claiming those rights, and transferring or assigning rights to access, publish, distribute, use, or build upon the ideas.