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Regulatory Authorities Respond to Coin Offering Endorsements

Floyd Mayweather, a world famous boxing champion, recently used his Twitter and Instagram accounts to help a company raise more than $30 million in an initial coin offering (“ICO”).1 Other celebrities have similarly capitalized on their “influencer” status by promoting digital tokens to their Twitter and Instagram followers. Token issuers raised over $3 billion via … Continue Reading

FTC’s “Start With Security” Program

On September 9, 2015, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and University of California Hastings College of Law hosted the first conference in the FTC’s “Start With Security” series. Aimed at start-ups and developers, the event featured security specialists to discuss design and development, scaling up data security as businesses grow, common security vulnerabilities, and vulnerability response. … Continue Reading
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