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Siren

Crypto Law Update: Securities and AML Regulators Make a Statement!

Grinhaus Law

By Aaron Grinhaus and Marium Rehan Creating a successful cryptocurrency start-up is hard, time consuming work. Starting a business requires a business plan and market analysis to ensure that there is demand, organization, and cash flow. One thing that should…

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Future

Cryptocurrencies, Blockchain and ICOs: What to expect in the Second Half of 2018

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Most of the problems with crypto are now out in the open…so what’s next!? By: Aaron Grinhaus We are now approaching the halfway mark of 2018 and, other than the developments that I predicted in my January article, not that much…

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Tax Coins

What Cryptocurrency Investors Need to Know at Tax Time

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Although investing in cryptocurrencies has been very volatile since their inception, the trend until very recently has been up. And for those who have been involved for over a year: way up. One question we hear a lot is: “I made…

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Trading Cryptocurrencies for Yourself and for Others: What are the Risks?

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It is not uncommon for someone to walk into our office who was either an early investor in Bitcoin or Ethereum, or who had successfully played the Altcoin markets to reap substantial gains. For those people it is only a matter of time…

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BLOG

Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies in 2018: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

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By: Aaron Grinhaus 2017 was a remarkable year for crypto. At the beginning of the year we saw people outside of the Blockchain community start to take notice. Then we saw institutions take notice. Then we saw governments start to tiptoe…

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ESA

How will the Changes to the Employment Standards Act Affect my Business?

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How will the Changes to the Employment Standards Act Affect my Business? If you are running a business, or are an employee, recent changes to the Ontario Employment Standards Act (“ESA”) will have an impact on you. The following is…

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Bitcoin HST

Are Cryptocurrencies Subject to Sales Tax?

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 Are Cryptocurrencies Subject to Sales Tax? The use of Cryptocurrencies in Canada continues to gain popularity, but as its use cases proliferate, the regulators, including the Canada Revenue Agency (“CRA”), are struggling to provide answers for how certain rules and…

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Separation Blog

Dealing with the Matrimonial Home Upon Separation

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Dealing with the Matrimonial Home Upon Separation Separation from one’s spouse or partner can occur in many different ways.  A separation occurs when spouses take steps to end their relationship, and in most cases, this happens when partners decide to…

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Ontario Securities Commission Takes It’s First Crack at Regulating a Token Generation Event

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Ontario Securities Commission’s Takes Its First Crack at Regulating a Token Generation Event Many of you may recall that in March 2017 the Ontario Securities Commission (“OSC”), on the coat tales of its American counterpart, released “Staff Notice 46-307 –…

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Are Cryptocurrencies Securities?

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Are Cryptocurrencies Securities? The recent explosion of crowd sales for Blockchain based businesses has resulted in the raising of tens of millions of dollars through the sale of cryptographic coins and tokens, known as cryptocurrencies. Earlier this year tech companies…

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