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Collapse of another algorithmic stablecoin highlights litigation risks for investors

May 30, 2022

A discussion of potential causes of action that may arise from both algorithmic and traditional asset-backed stablecoins and sets out the risk factors associated with litigation involving blockchain technology.

Smart legal contracts on the FinTech Pulse podcast

April 14, 2022

Adam Sanitt and Jonathan Hawkins joined this month’s episode of our firm’s FinTech Pulse podcast to discuss how a recent investigation by the UK law commission into how the current law of contract applies to smart legal contracts.

The High Court considers whether security for costs can be provided in cryptocurrency

March 01, 2022

While the High Court declined to order security in bitcoin, the decision leaves the door open to future applications.

An unusual stakeholder application

September 06, 2021

An unusual stakeholder application, involving gold bullion, may assist cryptocurrency exchanges in resolving identity disputes.

Ground-breaking arbitration rules for digital disputes released

May 20, 2021

The UK Jurisdiction Taskforce has published a revolutionary set of arbitration rules designed to provide a framework to govern disputes relating to disruptive novel technologies

What sort of property is a cryptoasset?

March 09, 2021

The category of property into which cryptoassets are placed has wide implications in areas such as insolvency, security and tax. Two rival schools of thought have developed and the ongoing confusion has led to legal uncertainty.

Cryptocurrency as security for costs

March 15, 2020

A judge in New South Wales has granted a claimant permission to use cryptocurrency to satisfy a AU$20,000 order for security for costs.