Virtual Currency Regulation in Canada: A Changing Landscape Comes Into Focus

February 11, 2019

Four Stikeman Elliott lawyers – Alix d’Anglejan-Chatillon, Ramandeep Grewal, Éric Lévesque and Christian Vieira – recently authored the Canadian chapter of The Virtual Currency Regulation Review, published by Law Business Research Ltd. The publication provides an excellent overview of this rapidly developing area of law, including the following topics:

  • Applicability of Canadian securities laws to virtual currencies
  • Virtual currency offerings and prospectus requirements
  • Regulatory considerations for intermediaries
  • Exchanges and other platforms
  • Asset management and investment funds
  • AML (anti-money laundering)
  • How currency miners are regulated
  • Enforcement under civil and criminal law
  • Tax treatment of virtual currencies
  • Taxation of virtual currency miners and of employees who are paid in virtual currency

We are pleased to be able to make this 12-page publication available for downloading.

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