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Cryptocurrencies and Cryptoassets
Regulatory and Legal Issues

ISBN 9780367486365
Published May 12, 2020 by Informa Law from Routledge
298 Pages 3 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This book examines the legal and regulatory aspects of cryptocurrency and blockchain and the emerging practical issues that these issues involve.

The analysis covers a range of advanced economies across the world, in America, Europe and Asia. The book describes, explains and analyses the nature of cryptocurrencies and the blockchain systems they are constructed on in these major world economies and considers relevant law and regulation and their shortcomings.

It will be of use and interest to academics, lawyers, regulators and anyone involved with cryptocurrencies and blockchain.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

2. Cryptocurrencies - Opportunities and Risks

3. Digital Global Currency

4. Why are the Regulators Watching?

5. Global Cryptoasset Hubs

6. Cryptoasset Policies of International Bodies

7. Cryptoasset Regulataory Policies in Selected Western Economies

8. Cryptoasset Policies in Selected Asian Economies

9. Distributed Ledger Technology

10. Conclusions

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Andrew Haynes is a Professor of Law at the University of Wolverhampton, UK, and a visiting Professor at the University of Tyumen, Russia. He is a former visiting Professor at the University of Macau, China, and a former senior visiting research fellow at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of London, UK. Prior to becoming an academic he trained as a solicitor, practised in law at two major law firms and also engaged in financial services regulatory work at Deloitte. He has written a wide range of books and articles on issues pertaining to law and finance, spoken widely around the world at academic conferences and provided training and advice for governments, banking and financial regulators, banks, and law firms.

Peter Yeoh has been involved with the School of Law, Social Sciences and Communications, University of Wolverhampton, UK, as a researcher and lecturer in corporate and financial services law for more than a decade. He teaches at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. He has published more than fifty UK/US-based peer-reviewed journal papers in corporate and financial services law, including four book chapters, and various books pertaining to emerging technology governance and regulations, as well as presenting more than twenty peer-reviewed conference papers in the UK and other EU member states. He is a regular paper reviewer of various law journals and also a contributing associate editor in corporate governance of a UK-based business law journal. He worked previously at senior levels in the business world for more than two decades. He has degrees in economics, marketing, management and law; Master’s degrees in business administration (MBA) and financial services law (LLM); a PG teaching certificate and a doctorate (PhD) in financial services law. He currently mentors Tech Startups and Social Entrepreneurship Ventures. He is also an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Wolverhampton.