Hot off the presses, this week’s #CryptoSmartEsq News-Issue 2 (4/6/2018)

By Professor Tonya M. Evans

Welcome to this week’s CryptoSmartEsq News, a curated list of current legal issues and events in blockchain and crypto. 

If you’re new to this exciting, fast-developing space, check out the introductory video in the first CryptoSmartEsq news post. Follow me on Twitter at @CryptoSmartEsq (my blockchain and crypto-focused feed) and @IPProfEvans (my intellectual property-focused feed) and #EvansontheBlock for daily legal bits & bytes.

Tweet me your news items.

Top Story

Digital Transformation: Managing IP rights through the blockchain (Lexology)

Intellectual Property

Blockchain Technology—Patent Eligible Subject Matter or Just a Business Model? (Legal Intelligencer)

Government, Legislation & Regulation

AZ Governor Signs Latest Blockchain Bill into Law (

‘Lack of Understanding’ Derails Georgia’s Bitcoin Tax Bill (

UK watchdog says license needed to trade cryptocurrencies (Reuters)

What Does the EU’s GDPR Mean for Blockchain? (NewBTC)

ICOs Are ‘Absolutely Not’ All Fraudulent Says the Chairman of the SEC (Fortune)



Most Cryptos Aren’t Commodities, Defendants Claim in CFTC Case (CoinDesk)

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