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Australian Legal Tech Provider To Launch Blockchain-Enabled Legal Charity

They say they aim to allow social justice initiatives to be crowdfunded by way of tax-deductible donations. Legaler will soon be launching Legaler Aid, a new project it says will have major implications for global access to justice. Lawyers Weekly Australia report.. Speaking to Lawyers Weekly about the new service, Legaler chief executive Stevie Ghiassi … Read more

Coin Central Interview Alexandra Prodromos, Chicago Blockchain Center Executive Director

This interview makes very interesting reading as Prodromos first really started getting interested in the blockchain after working out the ways that the technology could improve the lives of lawyers immeasurably. Coin Central write… As the Executive Director of the non-profit Chicago Blockchain Center (CBC), Alexandra works closely with both the private and public sectors … Read more

Miami Law Student Develops “The Smart Arbitration & Mediation Blockchain Application” SAMBA

The University of Miami tells us about the  SAMBA app was developed by a Miami Law student to help resolve international conflicts. Here comes the future, as they say. A student in Miami Law’s international arbitration program has developed the first blockchain application specifically designed to improve the processes of international conflict resolution at a … Read more

Article: Why the legal sector should be investing in blockchain technology

ITProPortal reports… “The blockchain technology that powers and documents every Bitcoin transaction has gone fairly unnoticed. Until now.” Of course, anybody who reads our blog or has been looking at the legal sector and blockchain will already know all of this. What interests us, here at Cognate, is that articles like this were not to … Read more

Cognate Features In Article Published By Managing Intellectual Property Magazine

In the article, they write, Cognate is a blockchain powered trademark service that issues “Chain Marks” or CM’s instead of trademarks” The full article can be found behind a paywall at

New Start-Up, IP Chain

IPCHAIN   has, we are told, been formed by a number of scientists, who wanted to use Blockchain technology to address known challenges in the context of protecting scientific research, the project has been met with enthusiastic feedback by leading stakeholders in intellectual property (IP) law. In their initial press release they say that…….Once released, … Read more

White & Case Publish Article On Lexology Giving A Very Detailed Account of the Development of VC&B

For those of us not in the know, the acronym stands for Virtual currency and blockchain (VC&B). White & Case write that this technology is now becoming an important component of the global financial system and although VC&B were initially founded on a non-governmental philosophy, the technology is steadily gaining legitimacy. Here’s the article in … Read more

Bank of England Governor Weighs in on Regulating Cryptocurrencies

Cointelegraph and other media are reporting on Mark Carney’s call for UK authorities and others to start thinking about a strict regulatory environment for Cryptocurrencies in the UK and beyond. Coin Telegraph write…. Bank of England (BoE) governor Mark Carney called for the authorities to regulate cryptocurrencies rather than “ban them outright” in his speech … Read more