"Securities" TAG

Assessing cooperative structures’ suitability for cryptonetworks
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In a recent article, Jesse Walden, founder of Variant Fund, and Connor Spelliscy, Co-Founder of the Blockchain Association, argue that cryptonetworks and projects, with executive teams domiciled in the US, could circumvent the legal issues with their networks’ cryptoassets being classified as securities by structuring their projects and token economies along the lines of traditional...
Staking and Securities Laws
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From a bird’s eye view, node operators may look like shareholders: a person invests ~90$k USD in cryptoassets (DASH) via staking to be a ‘Masternode’ operator, which confers the right to collect block rewards (~564$ per month). These rewards one might conceive as a kind of dividend— a dividend with a ~7% yield compared to the more typical...