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Cryptoassets: Legal, Regulatory, and Monetary Perspectives

Chris Brummer


Cryptoassets represent one of the most high-profile financial products in the world, and fastest growing financial products in history. From Bitcoin, Etherium, and Ripple’s XRP—so-called “utility tokens” used to access financial services—to initial coin offerings that in 2017 rivaled venture capital in money raised for startups, with an estimated $5.6 billion (USD) raised worldwide across 435 Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs). All the while, technologists have hailed the underlying blockchain technology for these assets as potentially game-changing applications for financial payments and record-ke ... More

Keywords: crypoassets, Bitcoin, Etherium, utility tokens, XRP, ICOs, investors, information sharing

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780190077310
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190077310.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Chris Brummer, editor
Professor of Law and Faculty Director, Georgetown University Law Center

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Front Matter

1 Introduction

Chris Brummer

6 The Law and Finance of Initial Coin Offerings

Aurelio Gurrea-Martínez and Nydia Remolina León*

7 What Should Be Disclosed in an Initial Coin Offering?

Chris Brummer, Trevor I. Kiviat, and Jai Massari*

10 Blockchain and Identity Persistence

Alex Marthews† and Catherine Tucker*,‡

11 Policy and Regulatory Challenges of Distributed Ledger Technology and Digital Assets in Asia

Douglas Arner,* Ross P. Buckley,** Dirk Zetzsche,*** Bo Zhao,**** Anton N. Didenko,† Cyn-Young Park,♦ and Emilija Pashoska

12 Casting Light on Central Bank Digital Currency

Tommaso Mancini-Griffoli, Maria Soledad Martinez Peria, Itai Agur, Anil Ari, John Kiff, Adina Popescu, and Celine Rochon*

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