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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: https://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=d871e4b2-4042-494d-b5ba-6366e1e31ea5 Extract:  Most commonly known as the technology behind Bitcoin, … 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

Blockchain & The Law Roundup: 14 September 2017

The latest in the high speed world of blockchain development includes the rush towards regulation, Canada’s first in-house blockchain attorney. The $1Billion blockchain lawsuit.   Title:  Professor Urges New Zealand Government to Develop Bitcoin Regulations Author:  Bitcoin.com Date: 9 September 2017 URL:  https://news.bitcoin.com/professor-urges-new-zealand-government-to-develop-bitcoin-regulations/ Extract: Head of Auckland University’s Commercial Law Department, Associate Professor Alex Sims, has urged the New … Read more

Blockchain & The Law Weekly Roundup: 25 August 2017

Our weekly roundup of some of the more pertinent blockchain and the law stories & issues. Another busy week on this front and it isn’t going to go quiet anytime soon   Title: Magos develops AI prediction software with neural and blockchain technology Author: Crypton Ninjas Website Date: 25 August 2017 URL: https://www.cryptoninjas.net/2017/08/25/magos-develops-ai-prediction-software-neural-networks-blockchain-technology/ Extract:   Please read … Read more

Blockchain & The Law Weekly Roundup: 17 August 2017

Title:  Consortium Formed to Drive Blockchain Adoption in Legal Industry Author: Bob Ambrogi Date: 17 August 2017 URL: https://www.lawsitesblog.com/2017/08/consortium-formed-drive-blockchain-adoption-legal-industry.html Extract:  Bob Craig, chief information officer at Baker Hostetler, has a vision of a technology that will transform the business of law. That technology is blockchain. Craig and his firm are part of a group of law … 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