archive-title Monthly Archives: July 2020

Monthly Archives: July 2020

Dutch Regulator Approves Tokenized Real Estate Crowdfunding Platform

Max Crowdfund, a blockchain-powered real estate crowdfunding platform connecting property developers and investors, has received approval from the Financial Markets Authority in the Netherlands. With approval from the AFM, Max Property Group — the platform’s parent company — will commence the platform’s roll-out in partnership with distributed ledger technology provider Jelurida. Investors pay a one-time […]

Why Bitcoin Is Protected by the First Amendment

Justin Wales is a lawyer and the co-chair of Carlton Fields’ national blockchain and virtual currency practice. He is an author of “State Regulations on Virtual Currency and Blockchain Technologies.” This article is adapted from the paper here. Regulators tend to view virtual currencies monolithically, treating cryptocurrencies like bitcoin no differently from centralized projects that […]

Carbon Credits Have a Double-Spend Problem. This Microsoft-Backed Project Is Trying to Fix It

The InterWork Alliance (IWA), a tech-agnostic token standardization initiative that grew out of the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance, is working on blockchain tools to prevent the “double-spending” of carbon credits. Carbon accounting works by allowing countries or corporate entities to pay for their carbon-emitting sins, thus creating a market mechanism to drive industry toward greener processes. […]