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Digital Assets and Blockchain Technology

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Digital Assets and Blockchain Technology

U.S. Law and Regulation

9781789907438 Edward Elgar Publishing
Daniel T. Stabile, Kimberly A. Prior, Schutts & Bowen LLP and Adjunct Professors, University of Miami School of Law and Andrew M. Hinkes, Adjunct Professor of Law, New York University School of Law, Adjunct Associate Professor, New York University Stern School of Business and Of Counsel, Carlton Fields P.A., US
Publication Date: July 2020 ISBN: 978 1 78990 743 8 Extent: c 384 pp
This key textbook examines the financial growth and success of digital assets in the contemporary economy. As digital assets and other blockchain applications mature, and regulatory authorities work hard to keep pace, three leading attorneys in the field invite students to consider the legal frameworks pertinent to regulating this new method of exchange. In this, the first textbook of its kind, the authors explore the growth of smart contracts, the application of securities laws to token sales, the regulation of virtual currency businesses, the taxation of digital assets and the intersection of digital assets and criminal law.

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This textbook examines the legal and regulatory approaches to digital assets and related technology taken by United States regulators. As cryptoassets and other blockchain applications mature, and regulatory authorities work hard to keep pace, Daniel Stabile, Kimberly Prior and Andrew Hinkes invite students to consider the legal approaches, challenges and tension points inherent in regulating these new products and systems. The authors explore the attempts to apply securities laws, money transmission regulation, the growth of smart contracts, the taxation of digital assets, and the intersection of digital assets and criminal law.
 
This innovative and unique textbook features:
 
• Commentary and analysis by three leading attorneys engaged with the regulation of digital assets and blockchain technology, offering practical, real-world acumen

• A comprehensive overview of the origins, key features and mechanisms of blockchain technology, as well as a broad intimation of the divisive debates that will shape the future of digital assets, to guarantee a thorough introduction to the topic for students

• Excerpts of authorities and other materials from key regulators, including the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Commodities Futures Trade Commission, and the Internal Revenue Service, to add insight and nuance to classroom discussions

In this, the first textbook of its kind, students of business, commercial law, finance law, payments law, trade law, and securities regulation in US institutions will find crucial insights into the law and regulation of blockchain and a comprehensive overview of significant public debates on the topic.
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Contents: 1. Introduction 2. Overview of Distributed Ledger Technology and Terminology 3. The Regulation of Virtual Currency Businesses 4. Fundraising and Securities 5. Offers and Sales of Tokens Under U.S. Securities Laws 6. Smart Contracts 7. The Taxation of Digital Assets 8. Virtual Currency and Criminal Law Index

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