• FinTech Junction 2018
    06/24/2018 | (06/24/2018)

    Israel’s largest fintech conference. This year 1,500+ professionals will attend from Israel and from around the world: CXO’s, entrepreneurs, investors, innovation and fintech leaders from the leading startups, fintechs, banks, financial institutions, hubs, accelerators and investment companies, private, public, and government owned.

  • Who’s On the Block
    (06/22/2018)

    Murphy & McGonigle lawyers will be attending and speaking at Blockchain conferences around the country and internationally in the coming weeks. Who’s On the Block features a summary of the conferences, trends, thought leadership and sponsorships in which our leading FinTech & Blockchain Practice is involved.

  • Whether digital assets are securities under Federal securities law or something other than a security, and therefore outside those provisions, is a pressing question.  On June 14, 2018, William Hinman, the Director of the Division of Corporation Finance at the Securities and Exchange Commission, provided valuable insights about current staff thinking and offered future guidance for market participants.  However, parsing the analysis in respect of a particular digital asset remains a daunting task.

  • “Mid-Year Roundup on SEC and FINRA Enforcement Developments,” DC Bar

  • This article addresses the problem of how to separate capital-raising securities from utility tokens.  The proposed solution is to use the basic SAFT model, but add a mechanism that extinguishes the capital-raising securities and results in the distribution only of utility tokens.