Crypto-assets: regulators and regulations trying to catch up with innovation without stifling it?

A post by guest bloggers Ivan Peeters, Philip Van Steenwinkel and Frederik Stappers

1. Over the past few years crypto-assets have garnered significant attention from the media, financial analysts, governments, regulatory institutions and investors. However, this year interest in crypto-assets has skyrocketed. With big investments of corporates, investment funds and millions already being raised by Initial Coin Offerings, it shows that crypto-assets are maturing and here to stay. In this post we provide some considerations in relation to the legal and regulatory characterisation and regulatory treatment of token offerings and the most common crypto-assets. Continue reading “Crypto-assets: regulators and regulations trying to catch up with innovation without stifling it?”

Who owns your Bitcoins?

Recent case law from France and England

In a video  (15′), I discuss two recent judgements, one French and one English, that deal with property law aspects of Bitcoins. These precedents matter for the proprietary protection of the holder of Bitcoins and the question who is entitled to the fruits of Bitcoins. Continue reading “Who owns your Bitcoins?”