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Top 8 Legal Considerations for Launching a Cryptocurrency-Based Fintech Startup

Launching a cryptocurrency-based fintech startup is a venture that marries innovation with intricate legalities and founders are required to traverse a complex legal terrain, marked by fluctuating regulatory environments and novel legal challenges. This journey demands careful consideration of various legal aspects, including regulatory compliance, intellectual property protection, data privacy, and the intricacies of contractual […]

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Crypto Investment: Licences You Need And Rules You Need To Know

What is a cryptocurrency investment licence, and why is it needed? The Fintech legal sector has seen an increase of activity in recent years spurred on by the disruptive nature of blockchain technology, distributed ledgers, smart contracts and the use of artificial intelligence and data analytics. Regulators recognise the potential of the Fintech innovations and

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Top 10 Fintech Regulatory Challenges in 2024

Top 10 Fintech Regulatory Challenges in 2024

As digital transformation continues to accelerate, it’s evident that the fintech sector is not just responding to current demands, it is also anticipating the future needs of businesses and consumers alike. With the emergence of decentralised platforms to the integration of financial services into everyday consumer experiences, each year brings significant milestones in the fusion

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Mitigating Risks and Maximizing Opportunities: How Corporate Legal Services Can Help Your Company Succeed

In the often complex world of business, success is not only about visionary ideas and dedicated teams. It also requires a solid understanding of legal intricacies and the ability to navigate complex regulatory environments to your benefit. This is where corporate legal services come into play. Specialised legal experts, such as those at Caveat,  offer

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Understanding Energy Law - An Overview of the Regulatory Landscape

Understanding Energy Law: An Overview of the Regulatory Landscape

Energy Law involves the regulation of, and transactions within, the energy sector from its procurement to its generation and distribution, and includes the ancillary commercial and financing-related agreements required for the smooth operation of the process. Who is the regulator of the energy industry in South Africa? In South Africa, the regulation of the electricity

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Fintech and Blockchain - Innovations vs. Regulatory Compliance

Fintech and Blockchain: Innovations vs. Regulatory Compliance

The Fintech Revolution To lay a foundational understanding of the so-called Fintech Revolution, it is important to delineate the terms blockchain, fintech, and cryptocurrency from the outset. Blockchain technology stands as a decentralized and tamper-resistant digital ledger, which securely documents transactions across a vast network of computers. Fintech, short for financial technology, encapsulates a number

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Successful Acquisitions

Successful Acquisitions

Acquisitions involve the takeover of one “target entity” by another entity (the “acquiring entity”). Their aim is to achieve value. Successful acquisitions play a significant role in business growth. Through them, businesses can expand into new markets, increase their range of products and services, and their competitiveness. Not all acquisitions are successful. Given that they

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Cryptocurrency taxation - Understanding the basics

Cryptocurrency Taxation: Understanding the Basics

A crypto asset is a digital representation of value that is not issued by a central bank, but is traded, transferred and stored electronically by natural and legal persons for the purpose of payment, investment and other forms of utility, and applies cryptography techniques in the underlying technology SARS Because financial technology (fintech) is relatively

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Renewable Energy Procurement_ Legal Considerations and Best Practices

Renewable Energy Procurement: Legal Considerations and Best Practices

What are the considerations for renewable energy? Renewable energy is here to stay, as seen by the fast adoption of renewable energy generation in South Africa to date. According to the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) statistics from 2022, renewable energy has a role to play in reducing demand on the failing South

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