The Legal Nature of Cryptocurrencies in the US and the Applicable Rules

5 Pages Posted: 1 Jul 2017 Last revised: 21 Nov 2019

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Jin Enyi

Queen Mary University of London, School of Law

Ngoc Le

Queen Mary University of London - Centre for Commercial Law Studies

Date Written: June 30, 2017

Abstract

In this article, the authors examine the legal nature of cryptocurrencies from a US perspective. The article concludes that several rules with different regulators may apply to cryptocurrencies in the context of an initial coin offering ('ICO'), why it is unclear which regulator has jurisdiction.

Keywords: FinTech, Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies, Initial Coin Offerings, ICO, Crowdfunding

Suggested Citation

Enyi, Jin and Le, Ngoc, The Legal Nature of Cryptocurrencies in the US and the Applicable Rules (June 30, 2017). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2995784 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2995784

Jin Enyi (Contact Author)

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Ngoc Le

Queen Mary University of London - Centre for Commercial Law Studies ( email )

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London, WC2A 3JB
United Kingdom

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