Articles Written by Ivan Grekov


Ivan Grekov
Author and Researcher

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.

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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Why Did They Kill Net Neutrality
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Why Did They Kill Net Neutrality

On June 11th, 2018 the new rules adopted by the FCC abolished net neutrality. While those who are aware of what it is regarded the decision as the death of the free internet, many people actually have no idea of what net neutrality is all about, notwithstanding John Oliver’s truly Herculean effort. In a few …

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ICO Beyond the Hype: Legal Status, Models, Cases
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ICO Beyond the Hype: Legal Status, Models, Cases

The first ICO was conducted in 2013. Since then this model has proven itself as a relatively efficient and affordable way to raise funds for product development. In 2018 alone three biggest ICOs have raised approximately $11 billion. The most well-capitalized of those is El Petro, the oil-backed cryptocurrency issued and backed by the Venezuelan …

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IoT Expert Sebastian Golasch: We Need More Regulations and Better Protection of Users Even if That Leads Us to Cut on Features
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IoT Expert Sebastian Golasch: We Need More Regulations and Better Protection of Users Even if That Leads Us to Cut on Features

Every other “smart” gadget on the market brings us closer to the Internet of Things, a huge interconnected network of devices ranging from smartphones and cars to lightbulbs and stoves. As compact and portable computers become increasingly abundant, our kettles and entire houses become smarter and, in some cases, even able to engage in a …

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Cybercrime and Real Punishment
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Cybercrime and Real Punishment

Pop culture has romanticized a hacker’s image and made it into a sort of a modern day hero that fights abuse of power as seen in V for Vendetta or Mr. Robot. Indeed, hacker movements like Anonymous play a significant role in building democracy, supporting various social changes and the Internet without censorship via Denial …

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