cryptocurrency

DOJ’s Mediation Conference: Metaverse: Happily Ever After or a Dangerous Start?

DOJ’s Mediation Conference: Metaverse: Happily Ever After or a Dangerous Start? 976 554 Hauzen
Basil Hwang’s insights on risks of cryptocurrencies, the crypto market, crypto crime, regulation, examples of enforcement actions in Hong Kong, Singapore & US.

HKMA Circular: Authorized Institutions and VAs

HKMA Circular: Authorized Institutions and VAs 1400 788 Kelly Ho
The HKMA recently issued a circular on regulatory approaches to Authorized Institutions’ interface with virtual assets and virtual asset service providers.

Joint Circular: Intermediaries of VA-related Activities

Joint Circular: Intermediaries of VA-related Activities 1400 788 Kelly Ho
The SFC/HKMA joint-circular dated 28 January 2022 covers the provision of VA-related products, VA dealing services and VA advisory services.

Discussion Paper: Crypto-assets & Stablecoins

Discussion Paper: Crypto-assets & Stablecoins 1400 788 Kelly Ho
The HKMA has issued a discussion paper on crypto-assets and stablecoins, inviting views on potential regulatory approaches until 22 March 2022.

What to do if you are caught in a “Rug”?

What to do if you are caught in a “Rug”? 782 833 Hauzen
Protect yourself from a rug pull – a malicious act where crypto developers abandon a project and either take off with project funds or sell off their pre-mined holdings

The Developing Legal Landscape of NFTs

The Developing Legal Landscape of NFTs 810 524 Hauzen

The history of NFTs NFTs, also known as Non-Fungible Tokens, have been in existence for nearly a decade. The term “non-fungible” refers to something that is unique and cannot be…

FSTB Concludes Landmark Consultation on New Licensing Regime for Virtual Assets Services Providers

FSTB Concludes Landmark Consultation on New Licensing Regime for Virtual Assets Services Providers 1400 788 Basil Hwang

After a three-month consultation (see our previous news update here) on the legislative proposal to introduce a new licensing regime for virtual asset services providers (“VASPs”) with an objective of…

Virtual Assets: A Regulatory Overview

Virtual Assets: A Regulatory Overview 1400 935 Hauzen
A balanced regulatory approach is crucial to address risks of virtual assets on the one hand, and to minimize the compliance burden to businesses on the other.

U.S. Probing Binance: Implications for Cryptocurrency and Fintech in Hong Kong

U.S. Probing Binance: Implications for Cryptocurrency and Fintech in Hong Kong 1400 788 Hauzen
Cryptocurrency traders and exchanges should learn a lesson from Binance Holdings Ltd and be aware of potential money-laundering issues.
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