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Antitrust Law Meets Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies in Court: Lessons Learned on Market Definition and Antitrust Injury from the Bitman Case

Antitrust Law Meets Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies in Court: Lessons Learned on...

By: Luis Blanquez (The Antitrust Attorney) Following DOJ’s remarks on blockchain, it was only a matter of time until antitrust law and the unstoppable blockchain world would meet...
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Japan’s SBI In Talks To Set Up Cryptocurrency JV With Foreign...

Japanese financial conglomerate SBI Holdings is in talks with foreign financial firms to set up a cryptocurrency joint venture, its chief executive said, as...
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Is Blockchain the Real Antitrust Game Changer?

By Giovanna Massarotto (UCL Centre for Blockchain Technology)1   I. Introduction Governments must anticipate today’s cutting-edge technologies to be effective in fast-moving markets. Blockchain potentially is...
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US: First antitrust trial involving cryptocurrency starts next week

On Tuesday, January 28, O’Melveny will represent Bitcoin.com and one of its early investors, Roger Ver, at trial in the first antitrust case involving...
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EU: Commission VP says Libra poses a risk to the Euro

On Tuesday, October 8, Valdis Dombrovskis, who is slated to stay on as vice president of the European Commission in charge of financial regulation,...
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UK: Libra warned of heavy oversight by Bank of England

The Bank of England (BoE) has warned Facebook that its plans of launching its digital coin, Libra, must be subject to tough oversight across...

Brazil: CADE continues probe in cryptocurrency complaint

CADE, Brazil’s antitrust regulator, has sent questionnaires to cryptocurrency exchanges which had their bank accounts closed, an action that prompted the crypto-exchanges to sue...

Brazil: CADE probes banks in cryptocurrency trade

Brazil’s antitrust regulator is reportedly inspecting six major national banks for alleged monopolistic practices in the crypto space, Reuters reported on September 18. Brazil’s antitrust...

Switzerland: Gov may ease Crypto Banking obstacles

Citing anti-money laundering rules and other regulations, traditional banks in Switzerland have often refused to operate accounts for crypto companies. But Heinz Tännler, finance...

Global: Regulators Ask EU For GDPR Exemptions

Regulators from North America, Great Britain and Asia have requested a formal exemption from the European Union’s new data privacy law that they said...
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