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Withers LLP
Amid rising concerns over the risks digital currency poses to the financial system and investors, CFTC's Market Risk Advisory Committee will be holding a public meeting on January 31, 2018 ...
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
Cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology are rapidly emerging as disruptive technologies. As has happened with many new technologies, particularly disruptive ones, a patent arms race is occurring.
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
Russian President Vladmir Putin has directed his government to develop a state-backed cryptocurrency, according to a Financial Times report published on January 2nd.
Holland & Knight
If the surge in interest and investment in Bitcoin has any historical equivalent, the closest parallel may be the California gold rush in the mid-1800s.
McDermott Will & Emery
Cryptocurrency and blockchain technology are increasingly finding their way into the general public's investment portfolio and daily use.
Carlton Fields
As reported in the most recent issue of Expect Focus, the SEC issued an investigative report in July cautioning market participants that distributed ledger (blockchain) technology-based offers...
Reed Smith
This action follows the SEC's suspension of trading in the securities of The Crypto Company announced in December 2017 and three other blockchain-related companies in the summer of 2017.
Reed Smith
JA Energy changed its name to UBI Blockchain and announced its plans to use blockchain technology to track food and drug products in 2016.
Withers LLP
Assemblyman Clyde Vanel recently introduced four legislative proposals encouraging the use of blockchain technology by New York's government.
Proskauer Rose LLP
These moves come with controversy in an industry known for its culture of open-source practices.
Proskauer Rose LLP
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC or Commission) Chairman J. Christopher Giancarlo issued a statement this week on virtual currencies.
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
The North American Securities Administrators Association ("NASAA") warned investors about the risks associated with Initial Coin Offerings ("ICOs") and other cryptocurrency-related investments.
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
CFTC Chair J. Christopher Giancarlo asserted the CFTC's commitment to regulating virtual currency trading effectively.
Proskauer Rose LLP
2018 promises great inroads in the realm of "quantum computing."
Ropes & Gray LLP
Following are 10 issues to watch during the coming year at the SEC.
Proskauer Rose LLP
The recent Parity wallet "freeze" provides yet another example of a coding vulnerability in a smart contract (rather than a flaw in the underlying blockchain or cryptography) resulting in an exploit...
Morrison & Foerster LLP
Happy 2018 to our readers! It has become a Socially Aware tradition to start the New Year with some predictions from our editors and contributors.
Proskauer Rose LLP
GMO Internet Inc. ("GMO") is a Japanese-based tech conglomerate with over 4,700 full-time employees and a market cap of over 200 billion yen.
Ruchelman PLLC
The use of virtual currency is on the rise, and investors and government agencies are taking notice.
As the price of bitcoin leaps and lurches toward new highs, it seems fitting that the legal regime surrounding it and other virtual currencies is similarly unpredictable.
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Carlton Fields
As of this inaugural publication, there exists no uniformity with respect to how businesses that deal in virtual currencies (also known as "cryptocurrencies") such as Bitcoin are treated among the states.
Wired's editor-in-chief Nicholas Thompson is interviewed on tech trends with commentary by Annette Hurst, IP attorney on AI legal considerations.
Reed Smith
The Tether hack illuminates the privacy, reputational, financial and recovery risks associated with issuing, owning and storing digital currencies.
Womble Bond Dickinson
The Nebraska Supreme Court recently issued an ethics opinion discussing whether lawyers may accept their fees in Bitcoin.
Foley Hoag LLP
This is the last in a nine-part end-of-year series examining important trends in data privacy and cybersecurity during the coming year.
In the past few years, and particularly in the past few months, cryptocurrencies or digital currencies – most notably bitcoin and ether
Morgan Lewis
As bitcoin and other cryptocurrency values continue to rise, the sheer number of cryptocurrency transactions rises as well.
Reed Smith
"Virtual currencies," such as bitcoin and ether, qualify as "commodities" under the Commodity Exchange Act ("CEA").
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
On December 11, 2017, Munchee Inc., a California-based developer of a restaurant app, shut down its initial coin offering ("ICO") after the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") ...
The year 2017 could be described as the year of the Bitcoin and other "virtual currencies," with Bitcoin having appreciated 1800% since the beginning of the year and Ethereum, at one point...
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