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How Does A Former CIA Lawyer Keep Himself Occupied? Structuring ICO’s, Of Course.

Russell Bruemmer  former top lawyer of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and the former lead of the congressional affairs unit at the FBI, Bruemmer gained the relevant experience working for decades at for the law firm of WilmerHale, helping traditional companies structure their corporate governance. Now he is taking it upon himself to help token … Read more

Lexology Article: Will blockchain technology shape new laws or adhere to existing ones?

Interesting piece penned by Cypriot law firm, Antoniou McCollum & Co LLC, for Lexology. As far as we are aware, this is the first detailed article by a lawyer on the subject. The full article can be found at: https://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=c77115fa-b8d7-48c0-90d8-f2bb0ad73237   Extract The extraordinary momentum behind the growth of programmable blockchain technology and its potential to … Read more

More Articles On Blockchain & The Legal Industry

Although we usually do our blockchain roundup at the end of the week these two articles are well worth a read as both touch on the use of blockchain in IP law.   Title: Blockchain Technology Expected to Strongly Impact the IP Industry Date: 18 August 2017 URL: https://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=a1461135-598b-4c3c-811c-73ac70c3f67b Extract: Regular creation of IP – The number … Read more

Forbes Magazine Publishes Article On How They See & Expect Blockchain To Be Used By Law Firms

Forbes contributor, Bernard Marr, writes; I contend that blockchain technology is going to disrupt many businesses and industries and the legal profession just might be next. Although there are many appealing characteristics of blockchain technology for lawyers, perhaps the best one of all is that it can secure information in an immutable and transparent ledger. Blockchain … Read more