Abstract Fair Token Launches (Fair Launch) on average outperform most traditional digital asset projects. The comparative advantage of Fair Launches derives largely from their ability to remedy many of the perceived inequitable token launch practices of traditional digital asset projects. This article helps clarify the nomenclature by examining the commonalities of projects that use the […]Read more "FAIR TOKEN LAUNCH"
Initial Coin Offerings – 2018 Market Outlook and RegulationRead more "Initial Coin Offerings – 2018 Market Outlook and Regulation"
Link to Full Article Abstract This article provides an overview of the evolving ICO market in January 2018. It evaluates hand-selected data for the top 25 ICO jurisdictions by market capitalization. The author codes the regulatory responses of the top 25 ICO jurisdictions and provides a comparative analysis of their respective regulatory actions. Keywords: Initial […]Read more "Initial Coin Offerings: The Top 25 Jurisdictions and Their Comparative Regulatory Responses"
Presentation at FinTank’s CryptoCon 2018: Fintank CryptoCon 2018 – Wulf Kaal – ICO Panel Based on this article: Initial Coin Offerings: the Top 25 Jurisdictions and Their Comparative Regulatory Responses 23 Pages Posted: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3117224 Wulf A. Kaal University of St. Thomas, Minnesota – School of Law Date Written: February 2, 2018 Abstract This article provides an overview […]Read more "The 2018 ICO Market"
Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) are the most efficient means of financing entrepreneurial initiatives in the history of capital formation. ICOs minimizing transaction cost, democratizing finance, and in the process dis-intermediate banks. Yet, ICOs have increasingly involved cases of abuse, lacking quality, and governance concerns, precipitating calls for increased regulation. This article provides an overview of the ICO market as it exists in November 2017 including the ICO process, roadmap, market conditions, crypto economics for ICO startups, core risk factors for investors and red flags of ICO practices that require industry or regulatory improvements.Read more "Initial Coin Offerings – Emerging Practices, Risk Factors, and Red Flags"
Because of popular demand, here is the presentation from the First Annual Toronto FinTech Conference. First Annual Toronto FinTech Conference – Kaal – Blockchain Solutions for Governance via Repute Platform Deck – Version 2Read more "First Annual Toronto FinTech Conference"
Wulf A. Kaal University of St. Thomas, Minnesota – School of Law Marco Dell’Erba University of Groningen; Sorbonne Law School; University of Rome, Tor Vergata Date Written: July 14, 2017 Abstract The use of blockchain technology in private investment funds is proliferating. Using a dataset of private investment fund advisers that utilize blockchain technology (N=120), […]Read more "Blockchain Innovation in Private Investment Funds – A Comparative Analysis of the United States and Europe"
Abstract Blockchain technology innovation is proliferating in the private investment fund industry. Using a hand-selected dataset of private investment fund advisers that utilize blockchain technology in various functions (N=120), this article shows that the private fund advisers who utilize blockchain technology are able to generate significant benefits for their clients. The data analysis suggests […]Read more "Blockchain Innovation for Private Investment Funds"
By Wulf A. Kaal & Craig Calcaterra Abstract The rapid evolution of anonymous, autonomous, and distributed blockchain-based smart contracting creates friction and enforceability issues with existing legal and jurisdictional principles, calling the future governance of blockchain technology into question. The effective governance of blockchain technology and smart contracting is essential to ensuring its continuing […]Read more "Crypto Transaction Dispute Resolution (54 Pages)"
by Wulf A. Kaal & Craig Calcaterra Abstract An open source platform ecosystem for dispute resolution of crypto transactions allows users to opt into a conflict resolution mechanism that enables more nuanced crypto solutions and produces greater certainty for legacy businesses than existing solutions such as the Aragon network or OpenBazaar. The ecosystem provides anonymized arbiter […]Read more "Smart Contract Dispute Resolution – The Need for an Open Source Blockchain Platform Ecosystem"