Initial coin offerings or similar types of sales of virtual-based coins and tokens, are quickly becoming an important fundraising tool for many early-stage companies. Last month, our QuickLaunch University webinar series focused on initial coin offerings and recent developments for . Here are five key takeaways.

In the past five years, investments in fintech companies have skyrocketed, from $1.8 billion in 2010 to a staggering $19 billion in 2015. In a Law360 article published last week, WilmerHale lawyers take a look.

For those currently—or looking to break into—the FinTech space, there are myriad regulatory hurdles to clear.

will want to make note of this. In a January ruling, a federal district court in Minnesota held that the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) allows the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) to bring suit against individuals for willfully violating the BSA’s anti-money laundering program requirement.

On September 17, 2015, WilmerHale presented on Bitcoin and its technology as part of the firm’s Financial Institutions Webinar Series.

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