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Financial Services webinar: Whistleblowing, sanctions regimes and launching a digital currency

Join members of our financial services team for this webinar discussing some of the latest issues in the industry. Whistleblowing – a new approach? Employment Partner Andrew Granger provides an update and overview following the FCA’s recently launched “In confidence, …

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Cryptocurrency exchange Binance banned from operating in the U.K. by FCA

Cryptocurrency exchange Binance has been banned from operating in the U.K. by the Financial Conduct Authority, in the latest sign of a growing crackdown on the crypto market around the world. The FCA said  that Binance Markets Limited, the U.K. …

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Fraud and asset recovery in the crypto space

The largely unregulated nature of the cryptocurrency space has, on occasion, made it a target for fraudsters. However, a recent High Court decision might assist victims to recover stolen cryptocurrency and other digital assets. The Claimants had been induced to …

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Bank of England & Treasury announce taskforce to explore UK Central Bank Digital Currency

The Bank of England and HM Treasury have announced the creation of a Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) Taskforce, tasked with the exploring the establishment of a UK CBDC. A CBDC would be a new form of digital money issued …

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Digital assets, analogue regulation?

In this webinar our panel discusses the various regulatory issues and challenges faced by those operating in the digital assets and blockchain space, including: The approach of the UK regulators, including the implications of Brexit The FCA ban on crypto-derivatives …

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A webinar update on the latest legal and regulatory changes in crypto

In this webinar, recorded live in May 2020, we discuss the latest legal and regulatory changes in the crypto space, including the Law Tech Delivery Panel’s Legal Statement on Crypto Assets and Smart Contracts, and Crypto Currency manipulation. As well …

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Court confirms status of cryptoassets as ‘property’

The claim followed an instance of blackmail using malware by the first defendant (persons unknown) against the claimant (a Canadian insurance company). The first defendant demanded a ransom of Bitcoin and the Applicant (the Claimant’s UK insurance provider) paid the …

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How are your cryptoassets taxed?

Cryptocurrency has been firmly brought under Benjamin Franklin’s two certainties of life as HMRC published a revised guidance on cryptoassets on 20 December 2019. It came in the form of two documents ‘Cryptoassets: tax for individuals’; and ‘Cryptoassets: tax for …

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Protecting crypto consumers from themselves?

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has proposed a ban on financial instruments linked to cryptocurrencies, warning that such products could cause huge losses for consumers unlikely to understand their risks or value. The FCA said products such as derivatives and …

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Cryptocurrencies enlisted in the sanctions war

The use of sanctions against Russia and Iran is not a new development in the fight to curb their respective rogue geopolitical initiatives, but sanction use has certainly been on the increase in the past two years. In response, those …

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