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Tax (Re)structuring: the advent of Cryptocurrency

Tax (Re)structuring: the advent of Cryptocurrency by Ombo Malumbe* Abstract The ideology of establishing Bitcoin (read cryptocurrency) has been in place prior to the year 2008 when the first stable cryptocurrency was conceptualised by the mysterious person or group of persons known as Satoshi Nakamoto. However, in this paper, the bone of contention is what […]

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Regulating Blockchain Technology and Cryptocurrency

Well, after working with at least 11 Blockchain Technology and Cryptocurrency companies in the European Union (EU) and some in the United States of America (USA) for purposes of structuring the companies or the White Paper to take advantage of the exemptions provided in various laws. For instance, when does the product fall under Securities […]

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Kenya: THE LEGALITY OF CRYPTOCURRENCY

The legality of Cryptocurrency came into question in the year 2015, whereby the Central Bank of Kenya (the ‘CBK’) issued a public caveat over the use of cryptocurrency. In their words, the CBK, states that cryptocurrency is not a legal tender nor is it regulated by Kenyan laws. The uncomprehensive position of the CBK puzzles […]

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SOFTWARE UNDER COPYRIGHT AND PATENT LAW

Introduction Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) is a composition of various overlapping rights such as Copyright, Trademarks, Geographical Designs, Patents et al. Various schools of thought that are pro-intellectual property argue that by offering IPR, it enables people to have an incentive to invent; hence, making life much better. For purposes of this discussion, Copyrighting and […]

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Consumer Protection: INTERNET AND REMOTE AGREEMENTS

Internet Agreements entails any form of agreement that two or more parties may enter into with hope of attaining certain goods or services. The contract meets the basic principles of contract law. However, there other peculiar factors such as signing, for instance, will the document need further physical signing or it will fit the e-signature. […]

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DATA PROTECTION IN AFRICA

African countries face a mirage of challenges concerning Cyberspace and Telecommunication, both concerning useful technology and laws. It is not only hard to tell how companies and/or their subsidiaries such as Alphabet (parent company for Google), Yahoo, WhatsApp, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, International Financial Institutions, etc. use the big data that they collect and analyse from […]

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Kenya and United Kingdom: DOUBLE TAXATION AGREEMENT

The purpose of this paper is to highlight the key provisions of the agreement that allows both natural and juristic persons to structure their tax obligation, more so on Double Taxation. The Government of Kenya and United Kingdom have a longstanding relationship since colonisation to date. As it stands, the two States entered into an […]

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STRUCTURING AN ICO IN CAYMAN ISLANDS

Initial Coin Offering is becoming popular for fundraising of new projects by utilising blockchain technology. Though no specific legislation has been passed on ICO in Cayman, a number of existing legislations are applicable in certain circumstances. They include: – The Securities Investment Business Law (SIBL) –  primary regulation regarding investments in securities and associated business. […]