Articles Written by Ivan Grekov


Ivan Grekov
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Overviews new technologies and their impact on the law and people’s lives. Reckons that smart contracts will replace written agreements over time, robots should have the same rights as humans, and that AI will rule the world. Tried himself in the IT law but found the crypto industry more exciting. Works as a market researcher, and thus knows quite a lot about blockchain tech and the ICO market.

SpaceFab.US CEO Randy Chung: U.S. Government Is Providing an Encouraging Environment for Commercial Spaceflight
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SpaceFab.US CEO Randy Chung: U.S. Government Is Providing an Encouraging Environment for Commercial Spaceflight

Spaceflight has become something a private company could do on par with nation states relatively recently, however, there are numerous examples of commercial firms launching their own spacecraft these days. Some of them even go as far as to plan mining operations on asteroids, despite the existing legal ambiguity of such endeavors. In order to …

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Tax on Social Media: How Uganda Lives under the Controversial Internet Law
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Tax on Social Media: How Uganda Lives Under the Controversial Internet Law

On July 1st, 2018 the tax on access to social media platforms such as Facebook, WhatsApp and Twitter became a harsh reality for Uganda. Back in May 2018, the local government has adopted a law imposing a tax on access to so-called over the top (OTT) services. Uganda blocks Social media & other OTT SERVICES.Many …

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SAFT: Peculiarities, Framework Efficiency, Potential Risks
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SAFT: Peculiarities, Framework Efficiency, Potential Risks

SAFTs have been regarded as the next best thing to a safe haven for  startups and companies that wish to raise funds by selling tokens without igniting the righteous rage of the SEC. Some think SAFT is a legal trickery, others believe it’s the answer to the prayers of all disruptors of the world. But …

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Asteroid Mining: Terrestrial Regulations for Extraterrestrial Activities
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Asteroid Mining: Terrestrial Regulations for Extraterrestrial Activities

For many people asteroid and extraterrestrial mining still seems quite implausible. However, Michio Kaku, a well-known American theoretical physicist, says it can happen soon enough: “Thomas Jefferson bought Louisiana [editor’s note: The Louisiana Purchase] and wrote that it can take a thousand years, a thousand years before they can then begin to settle the West. …

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Utility Token Sale: Key Features, Legal Requirements, Prominent Examples
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Utility Token Sale: Key Features, Legal Requirements, Prominent Examples

Among all existing ICO models, a utility token sale is the most popular one. This article answers the key questions about utility tokens and utility token sale procedures. What are utility tokens in a nutshell? A utility token is a blockchain-based cryptographic token that represents a right of a token holder to access the project’s …

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Asteroid Mining, Outer Space Shift, and International Regulations
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Asteroid Mining, Outer Space Shift, and International Regulations

Extraterrestrial mining has always been something from the distant future as there are so many issues to be solved before humanity will be able to extract something from space objects. The biggest challenge is to actually make it to the asteroid belt or at least to a single roaming asteroid. Several decades ago it was …

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