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Don’t know a Bitcoin from a Litecoin? Think blockchain is something kids play during recess? We’re here to help, counselor. Whether you’re just familiarizing yourself with the world of cryptocurrency or you’re up on the latest nuances of “mining,” you’ll find in this Instant Insights news and analysis on the myriad legal issues surrounding this fast growing technology.

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On the heels of recent actions by Canadian regulators and the U.S. SEC, some countries may be regulating digital currency as securities.

The market for digital currencies has taken off faster than regulatory agencies could keep pace. With favored currencies like Bitcoin trading at a record high of $4,700 as of Aug. 29 and a robust international market emerging, these agencies are making moves to regulate initial coin offerings (ICOs), the way by which cryptocurrency ventures raise funds.

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