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K&L Gates Look To Build Their Own Internal Blockchain

K&L Gates has embraced this new technology, not only because their clients demand it but they see the benefits as well. K&L Gates Partner Judith Rinearson of the New York and London offices told Bloomberg Law, “You don’t need to be doing initial coin offerings or issuing tokens to benefit from the blockchain.”   We … Read more

Article: “Wild Wild West of ICO’s time to move over, Regulated ICO’s are coming ( #TAO )”

Thankyou to Oscar Jofre Jr, Co-Founder & President of  KoreConX Corp  for this submitted article. We have included a full biography after the piece if you’d like to learn more about KoreConX.   Those that can remember the wild wild west of crowdfunding back in 2010-2011 will have a feeling of dejavu seeing the 2017 ICO market take … Read more

Blockchain & The Law Roundup 13 January 2018

We did warn you there’d soon be a tsunami of articles concerning blockchain and the law. Here’s the first few waves of information lapping the shore.     Title:  Blockchain: Can The Law Keep Up Author:  Lexology – Charles Russell Speechleys Date:  12 January 2018 URL: Extract:  Most commonly known as the technology behind Bitcoin, … Read more

The Dutch Govt Explore The Opportunities of Blockchain

First must read article of 2018. Just before Christmas we mention that the Dutch government were working with a partner in the Netherlands to look at opportunities in the law. The following article published in OpenGov Asia highlights how the Dutch are exploring the technology across the board from tax to digital identity. They write. … Read more

Blockchain & The Law Roundup: Monday 4 December 2017

Today’s stories are a great illustration of the development of legal business and issues within the blockchain sector. Stories about the development of legislation concepts from both sides of the pond, a Korean law firm holding a blockchain seminar and an article in the Stanford Law Review are amongst the offerings at the beginning of … Read more

Blockchain & The Law Roundup: 29 November 2017

Post Thanksgiving we’ve got a few articles for you about blockchain and the development of the market and law. The New York Assembly  has just received legislation designed to deal with certain aspects of crypto law. Canadian legal information blog. SLAW, discusses what may happen with the law and the blockchain in Ontario after the … Read more

Article: Enabling or Crippling? The Risks of State-by-State Blockchain Laws

This opinion piece is penned by Andrea Tinianow the director of Global Delaware & Joshua Ashley Klayman who chairs the Wall Street Blockchain Alliance’s Legal Working Group. Published by CoinDesk Tianiow and Klayman consider whether so-called enabling legislation passed by a handful U.S. states is necessary for blockchain technology to flourish – and if so, some … Read more

Blockchain & The Law Roundup: 21 November 2017

A busy start to the week, this week, in the world of law & blockchain. The Russians (officially) don’t like Bitcoin: “Bitcoins are a foreign application of Blockchain technology, and Russian law will never consider them as a legal entity under the jurisdiction of the Russian Federation”. Meanwhile over at Ethereum they are learning to … Read more