No. 3

Coin-Operated Capitalism Appendix C

Shaanan Cohney,* David Hoffman,** Jeremy Sklaroff *** & David Wishnick ****

wwwww wwwww wwwww wwwww ICO Name Supply Claims Burning Claims Vesting Claims Modification Claims Filecoin Sale Cap: ​200,000,000 “Q: What happens if less than 200mm tokens are sold? Do they get burnt? If not, who owns them?A: . . . We will split all rescale_spansing tokens as follows: We will first apply the rescale_spansder to pay for […]


Shaanan Cohney,* David Hoffman,** Jeremy Sklaroff *** & David Wishnick ****

This Article presents the legal literature’s first detailed analysis of the inner workings of Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs). We characterize the ICO as an example of financial innovation, placing it in kinship with venture capital contracting, asset securitization, and (obviously) the IPO. We also take the form seriously as an example of technological innovation, in which promoters are beginning to effectuate their promises to investors through...

Diagnostic tests are often patented using broad method claims, which allow inventors to secure the greatest possible protection for their inventions. However, several recent Supreme Court and Federal Circuit cases invalidated broad diagnostic method claims under 35 U.S.C. § 101, holding that the claims were directed to unpatentable abstract ideas, natural laws, or natural phenomena. In light of these decisions, the continued...