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Cryptocurrency regulation in Canada: Hurry up and…wait.

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By Aaron Grinhaus [This article originally appeared in the October issue of Payments and Fintech Lawyer (Vol. 12:10)] In Canada, as in other jurisdictions, the approach regulators are taking to the cryptocurrency environment has been highly criticized for being slow…

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5 Reasons Why Your Corporation Needs a Shareholder Agreement

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By Marisa Lau and Aaron Grinhaus Starting a business can be risky, but when you have a dream, a plan and goals, optimism cuts through the anxiety that risk can bring. That optimism though also blinds people to the risks that…

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Should children have their own lawyers in family law disputes?

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By Bryan Kravetz and Aaron Grinhaus Most people would not expect young children to hire a lawyer.  Children have more important things to do, like play with their friends, enjoy their childhood and make sure their homework is done. Unfortunately, the sad…

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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