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New York's Department Of Financial Services: The Self-Styled "Regulator Of The Future"
Under its new leader, the New York Department of Financial Services ("DFS") has staked out high ground for itself by self-identifying...
United States
7 Oct 2019
Blockchain Continues To Make Headway In The Energy Industry
Recent developments in the energy sector indicate that blockchain technology is being embraced to address a range of issues including network security and improved integration of renewable generation and demand response resources.
United States
2 Aug 2019
What's In The Bottle? FDA Announces New Blockchain Pilot Program For Tracking Drug Distribution
Where does my prescription come from? Has it been altered or diluted? Can I trust the label? With millions of prescriptions filled each year
United States
23 Jul 2019
What Game Companies Need To Know About FinCEN's Updated Guidance On Virtual Currency
FinCEN has issued updated guidance addressing the use of crypto currency and other convertible virtual currency (CVC).
United States
21 May 2019
New Effort To Exempt Crypto Currency From Certain SEC, Tax And Other Regulatory Burdens
A new bill, the Token Taxonomy Act was introduced to congress to amend the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to exclude digital tokens from the definition of a security,
United States
6 May 2019
Blockchain Games And Collectibles – Patents And Other Legal Issues
The use of blockchain (or distributed ledger) technology for games (a.k.a blockchain games) and token-based digital collectibles is on the rise.
United States
15 Apr 2019
With The SEC, Cooperation Is Key
As an expensive "slap on the wrist," the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC" or the "Commission") recently concluded that approximately $12.7 million worth of funds raised in a 2017
United States
19 Mar 2019
HIMSS19 Kicks-Off Addressing Leading Topics In Healthcare Information Technology
Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) kicked-off its annual global conference this week in Orlando, Florida ...
United States
19 Feb 2019
How Blockchain Technology Brings Value To Healthcare
Blockchain applications for healthcare have garnered significant attention recently.
United States
15 Feb 2019
The Synaptic Health Alliance: A Look At How Blockchain Technology Could Improve Provider Data Quality
In 2018, five major healthcare companies – Humana, MultiPlan, Optum, Quest Diagnostics, and UnitedHealthcare – formed the Synaptic Health Alliance (the "Alliance") to explore how blockchain technology could resolve current healthcare issues.
United States
7 Feb 2019
SEC Enforcement's Annual Report Prioritizes Retail Investors, Cryptocurrency, Cybercrime, And Individual Accountability
In fiscal year 2018, the SEC brought 821 enforcement actions, an approximately 8.8% increase from last year.
United States
3 Dec 2018
The Hammer Falls On The First Major Blockchain-Based Art Auction
Christie's made history again last night during its evening sale, An American Place: The Barney A. Ebsworth Collection, at 20 Rockefeller Center in New York.
United States
20 Nov 2018
Crypto Firms Make Inroads With State And Federal Regulators
Over the past couple of years, the crypto industry has come under heavy scrutiny from skeptical regulators seeking to root out fraud and protect investors amid the initial coin offering boom that generated over $4 billion in 2017.
United States
5 Nov 2018
CFTC Cryptocurrency Enforcement Receives Further Judicial Support
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission ("CFTC") obtained an important court win and boost to its regulatory authority over Cryptocurrencies this month
United States
15 Oct 2018
How Blockchain Technology Can Improve The Music Industry
Longer term, blockchain technology could provide a more comprehensive solution for the industry.
United States
4 Oct 2018
New York Federal Court's View On Cryptocurrency as Securities
On September 11, 2018, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York denied[1] a motion to dismiss an indictment of a Brooklyn real estate entrepreneur in relation to two virtual currency investment schemes and initial coin offerings ("ICOs").
United States
3 Oct 2018
Recent Development In Regulatory Enforcement Of Digital Securities
In a flurry of activity and confluence of developments, the SEC, FINRA and a Brooklyn federal judge have commenced actions and made rulings that continue to define the regulatory framework and obligations...
United States
14 Sep 2018
Is There A Unicorn Among ICO Issuers?
The United States Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") has indicated that nearly all initial coin offering ("ICO") filings they have seen are securities offerings.
United States
10 Sep 2018
Airdrop Of Crypto Tokens Hits Regulatory Flak
On August 14, 2018, the U.S SEC issued a cease and desist order against Tomahawk Exploration LLC and David Thompson Laurance for their actions in connection with an initial coin offering of digital assets...
United States
5 Sep 2018
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