Initial Legal Offering

Initial Legal Offering

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This is Initial Legal Offering – the latest in cryptocurrency news, law, and regulation. Join us weekly as our panel of attorneys and early adopters explore the technology, projects, and legal regulation driving the blockchain revolution.


#012: Eight Bits in a Byte
Nov 16, 2018 • 56 min
This week on the pod: we discuss the latest in the XRP and Ripple litigation, with Ripple filing a motion to consolidate and notice of removal to federal court; IBM seeks a patent for storing scientific information on the blockchain; and Bitmain sues a…
#011: Proclivity for Limestone
Nov 9, 2018 • 40 min
This week: rapper T.I., the self-proclaimed “Rubber-band man,” is being sued to the tune of $5 million by investors for shilling the FLiK token; the founder of EtherDelta has been charged by the SEC for running an unregistered securities exchange; and…
#010: The G.I. Joe of Crypto
Nov 2, 2018 • 36 min
This week: a 21-year old trader could spend 5 years in prison for buying and subsequently selling bitcoin for cash; Russian exchange WEX, successor to BTC-e, allegedly moves user funds to Binance; and Coinbase gets a partial win in court, defending itself…
#009: Fin-tastic
Oct 26, 2018 • 37 min
This week: a consolidated class action complaint aims to show Bitconnect who’s boss; the SEC decides that fighting us is harder than joining us and sets up an ICO division; and Coinbase gets approval for a crypto custody service. Finally, we’ll take an…
#008: What Happens on a Smart Contract…
Oct 19, 2018 • 47 min
This week: CFTC Commissioner Brian Quintenz wants smart contract authors to know they can be held liable for predictive code; Civil fails to reach its ICO soft-cap, prompting a refund to investors; and Tether has a roller coaster of a week, triggering a…
#007: It’s a Bull Trap!
Oct 12, 2018 • 33 min
This week: the operator of Dream Market and owner of the best beard in the biz, OxyMonster, is sentenced to 20 years in prison; another US indictment of Russian hackers mentions the use of bitcoin for illicit purposes; and Binance shakes up the exchange…
#006: Pierre to Pierre
Oct 5, 2018 • 46 min
This week: the Wall Street Journal investigates the proceeds of the WannaCry ransomware; we discuss the legal ramifications of Sia’s recently announced intention to change its Proof-of-Work algorithm; and institutional investors continue to buy in to…
#005: Hopping on the BATmobile
Sep 28, 2018 • 74 min
This week: US states begin banning cryptocurrency as campaign contributions; Google reverses its position on crypto-related advertising; and the New York Office of the Attorney General releases a new report on crypto exchanges and possible market…
Bonus Interview with Horizen CEO Rob Viglione
Sep 25, 2018 • 43 min
In this week’s bonus episode: Jared and Sevy interview the founder and CEO of Horizen (formerly ZenCash), Rob Viglione. We discuss the project’s beginnings as a fork of Zclassic, their roadmap, and the recent 51% attack.
#004: Fork of a Fork of a Fork
Sep 21, 2018 • 55 min
This week: We compare the price performance of ICOs over the last 4 years. Our panel will discuss the Russian mining operation that faked a Coinbase endorsement. We follow the creation of the Blockchain Foundation - a new crypto lobbying group in…
#003: Hurricane Edition
Sep 14, 2018 • 68 min
This week: The Winklevoss brothers launch an ERC-20 token backed by USD. We’ll also discuss open source licenses and their effects on cryptocurrency. And in a first, FINRA files a fraud complaint against an ICO. Finally, our panelists face off over MCO, a…
#002: The Tether Offensive
Sep 7, 2018 • 30 min
This week: Sevy and Ben discuss the North American Security Administrators Association and their recent press release on crypto-related investigations. We’ll also explore the SEC’s bid to track crypto mentions on social media. Finally, we face off over…
#001: Not a Crypto-Contraceptive
Aug 31, 2018 • 61 min
This week: Sevy discusses the Blockchain Transparency Institute, Laura Beth explores the possibility that Crocs are a better investment than Bitcoin, Ben explains why cryptocurrencies are on the rise in Latin America, and Jared debates how…