cryptocurrency

  • Will Quadriga CX spur regulatory oversight for crypto exchanges?

    Will Quadriga CX spur regulatory oversight for crypto exchanges?

    Feb 20, 2019

    The loss of about $190 million of investor money resulting from the death of the founder of crypto-currency exchange Quadriga CX, demonstrates the regulatory gaps and necessity for better oversight, say lawyers active in the area of blockchain technology.

  • The cryptic world of crypto-currency regulations

    The cryptic world of crypto-currency regulations

    Feb 4, 2019

    Hong Kong has forged ahead. So, too, has Japan. A host of small countries and territories also have quickly moved forward, eager to roll out the welcome mat for nascent crypto-currency companies and projects searching for regulatory certainty.

  • Calgary firm accepting crypto-currency for legal services

    Calgary firm accepting crypto-currency for legal services

    Oct 2, 2018

    A Calgary law firm that does work in the fintech and crypto-currency sector has begun accepting payment for legal services in Bitcoin.

  • Judge orders cyber-scam artist to pay fine in crypto-currency

    Judge orders cyber-scam artist to pay fine in crypto-currency

    Jul 31, 2018

    Judge ordered man to turn over the equivalent of $3.7 million in "PlexCoin" tokens to the court-appointed administrator by the following day or be found in contempt of court.

  • Blockchain Reaction

    Blockchain Reaction

    May 14, 2018

    The game-changing technology underpinning crypto-currencies such as bitcoin threatens to supersede lawyers and other trusted intermediaries.

  • Can you trust blockchain?

    May 14, 2018

    Every few years, the legal profession is told that some new breakthrough technology is going to change the profession forever.

  • Western University law prof to conduct study on application of blockchain to taxation

    Western University law prof to conduct study on application of blockchain to taxation

    Feb 27, 2018

    A case study by a Western University law professor will look at how the use of blockchain technology could help close the Canadian sales tax gap, reduce compliance costs and improve government tax administration. Jennifer Farrell, who teaches income taxation and international tax law, has received a seed grant worth $21,292 for her project called “Blockchain and taxation: A case study on eliminating the sales tax gap,” from the Western Social Sciences and Humanities Review Board.