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Mayer Brown
On Thursday (May 2, 2019), a federal district court in the Southern District of New York issued an order allowing the New York Department of Financial Services (DFS) to proceed with a lawsuit
This week a Big Four accounting and consulting firm released its 2019 Global Blockchain Survey.
On Tuesday, Binance disclosed a severe security breach, in which one or more hackers obtained a "large number" of user API keys and two-factor authentication codes, and used them to withdraw 7,000 bitcoin...
There are some exciting developments in the digital capital markets and payments space we can report on this week.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is reportedly exploring the use of blockchain technology to record and monitor the use of Wi-Fi spectrums in connection with internet of things (IoT) sensors and devices.
This week one of the world's largest technology firms announced an initiative with one of the world's largest retail coffee stores to develop a mobile app feature, powered by blockchain...
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (UK) LLP
The increased use of blockchain technology and, in particular, cryptocurrencies, has given rise to a variety of disputes ...
On December 20, 2018, Representatives Warren Davidson (R-Ohio) and Darren Soto (D-Fla) offered some early holiday hope to digital token issuers by introducing the "Token Taxonomy Act" (the TTA).
Recently, the Staffs of the SEC and FINRA announced their annual examination and regulatory priorities: the SEC's Office of Compliance, Inspections and Examinations issued its 2019 Examination Priorities ...
K.Coe Isom LLP
Agriculture is steadily adopting the use of blockchain technology to improve sustainability by enabling the entire food supply chain – growers, processors, manufacturers, retailers and consumers –
Inscribed in the first block of the first blockchain ever created are the words: "The Times 03/Jan/2009 Chancellor on brink of second bailout for banks," referring to the London newspaper's lead story of the day.
Foley & Lardner
Reuters interviewed Dave Jevans (CEO of CipherTrace) who said that "Crypto crime has gotten worse because regulations are still weakly enforced.
Hogan Lovells
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is not the only consumer watchdog keeping a close eye on the financial sector and certainly not the only agency focused on FinTech.
In other words, a digital token must use an inalterable and objectively verifiable process.
Neither Bitfinex nor Tether publicly disclosed these transactions.
Morrison & Foerster LLP
On April 30, 2019, Governor Hogan signed Senate Bill 136, which amends the Maryland General Corporation Law to permit certain corporate records (including a company's stock ledger) to be maintained
Milbank LLP
Milbank Financial Institutions Regulatory partner Douglas Landy will be a speaker during the LSTA's webinar titled "Automated Revolving Credit Facility: Deciphered, Decoded, and Decrypted" on May 10.
Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
On April 25, 2019, the New York Attorney General announced that it had obtained a court order enjoining iFinex Inc. (operator of the Bitfinex digital asset trading platform)
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
The SEC Office of Investor Education and Advocacy and the CFTC Office of Customer Education and Outreach warned investors about fraud on digital assets and cryptocurrency trading websites.
Proskauer Rose LLP
In early March, the Manhattan U.S. Attorney unsealed indictments against the leaders of the Bulgarian-based "purported" cryptocurrency "OneCoin"
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Data privacy- and security-related class actions appear to be on the rise, and effectively defending them requires the right mix of substantive and procedural knowledge.
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
The use of blockchain (or distributed ledger) technology for games (a.k.a blockchain games) and token-based digital collectibles is on the rise.
Hogan Lovells
According to a 2018 survey by IBM, more than 50 percent of InsurTechs use AI and machine learning.
Late last week, a leading research company released a report on blockchain in the global telecommunications industry. The report forecast that the telecommunications market will likely grow
Holland & Knight
Many companies are exploring the use of blockchain in their supply chain to make sure they are well positioned from a business perspective when blockchain use becomes ubiquitous.
Mayer Brown
If you are reading this today, on April 1, and you have a December 31 fiscal year end, then you have survived your annual Form ADV amendment. Congratulations!
Earlier this week, the SEC's FinHub, a branch that helps facilitate the SEC's engagement with new and evolving forms of securities, released a much-anticipated framework for analyzing
Milbank LLP
Leveraged Finance partner Douglas Landy, along with Alternative Investments Practice associate Jonathan Edwards and Leveraged Finance associate James Kong
Bithumb, South Korea's largest cryptocurrency exchange, recently lost nearly 20.2 million XRP (about $6.2 million at that time) and 3 million EOS (about $12.5 million) in what appears to be a series
A recent academic paper by researchers at Cornell Tech and other academic institutions describes rampant trading manipulation on decentralized cryptocurrency exchanges (DEXes).
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