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Article: “Wild Wild West of ICO’s time to move over, Regulated ICO’s are coming ( #TAO )”

Thankyou to Oscar Jofre Jr, Co-Founder & President of  KoreConX Corp  for this submitted article. We have included a full biography after the piece if you’d like to learn more about KoreConX.   Those that can remember the wild wild west of crowdfunding back in 2010-2011 will have a feeling of dejavu seeing the 2017 ICO market take … Read more

How Does A Former CIA Lawyer Keep Himself Occupied? Structuring ICO’s, Of Course.

Russell Bruemmer  former top lawyer of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and the former lead of the congressional affairs unit at the FBI, Bruemmer gained the relevant experience working for decades at for the law firm of WilmerHale, helping traditional companies structure their corporate governance. Now he is taking it upon himself to help token … Read more

Switzerland Sets Up Working Group To Address Issues of Blockchain and ICO’s

The Financial Times reported yesterday….”Switzerland wants to remain an “attractive location” for initial coin offerings, its international finance ministry has said as it announced the setting up a working group to assess the need for action by the country’s lawmakers or regulators.” Here’s the introduction to their piece The affluent Alpine state has accounted for … Read more

Blockchain Roundup: 19 October 2017 , Law Firm Article On Trademarking ICOs Mentions Cognate

Quite quiet again at the end of the week. Only two things of note today.  Trademark registration for ICOs are the flavor of the month and law firm Erdos IP gets to the bottom of it all. Not only that, Cognate gets a mention in this fascinating article.Cognate is one blockchain-related venture that seeks to … Read more