Initial Coin Offerings: The Top 25 Jurisdictions and Their Comparative Regulatory Responses

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 […]

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Wulf Kaal @ ConsenSys Panel – World Economic Forum – Davos Switzerland 2018.

Discussing Sustainable Solutions for Crypto Evolution via Verified Domain Specific Reputation in Anonymous Decentralized and Autonomous Systems.

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Initial Coin Offerings – Emerging Practices, Risk Factors, and Red Flags

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. 

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Blockchain Innovation for Private Investment Funds

  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 […]

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Crypto Transaction Dispute Resolution (54 Pages)

 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 […]

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Smart Contract Dispute Resolution – The Need for an Open Source Blockchain Platform Ecosystem

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 […]

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