DePIN and Japanese Law

I  DePIN DePIN (pronounced ‘dee-pin’) stands for Decentralized Physical Infrastructure Network. While there is no definitive conclusion on what DePIN exactly is, according to ChatGPT, it can be described as follows: DePIN, which stands for Decentralized Physical Infrastructure Networks, refers to networks that leverage blockchain technology to develop, maintain, and operate physical infrastructure in a […]

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DAO Token Sales under Japanese Laws

A DAO is a decentralized autonomous organization that drives a business or project forward using smart contracts without a specific owner or manager. Overseas clients sometimes ask our firm whether they can sell DAO tokens in Japan.

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