Baker Donelson Attorney Chris Sloan On SEC Probe: “This Was Coming Sooner Rather Than Later”

Bitcoin, Blockchain and the Law, Blockchain, FinTech, News, Regulation | March 5, 2018 By:

Chris Sloan is an attorney with Baker Donelson in Nashville and is deeply immersed in the blockchain and cryptocurrency communities there. He talked with Block Tribune about the recent SEC subpoenas of various companies, the Nashville community, and the outlook for the sector the rest of this year.


Boies Schiller Client Sues Alleged ‘Satoshi Nakamoto’ Bitcoin Creator Craig Wright

Bitcoin, Blockchain and the Law, Crime, News | February 26, 2018 By:

A lawsuit has been filed against Craig Wright, the Australian who once claimed that he was Satoshi Nakamoto, alleging that he took bitcoins and intellectual property worth $5 billion from the estate of IT security expert Dave Kleiman. The suit was filed Feb. 14 in United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida by the Boies Schiller law firm.


Blockchain Legal Center of Excellence Created By R3

Bitcoin, Blockchain and the Law | February 21, 2018 By:

Enterprise software firm R3 has created a platform for the global legal community to get the latest updates and share best practices regarding blockchain technology.

Called the Legal Center of Excellence (LCoE), the platform will bring together ten law firms to help lawyers around the world examine the features of blockchain technology and the ecosystem around it.


Arizona Bar Files Disciplinary Action Over Fake Poster Named In Court Case

Bitcoin, Blockchain and the Law | January 30, 2018 By:

The Arizona State Bar has filed a disciplinary complaint accusing two lawyers of filing libel lawsuits against fake defendants. The actions arose out of a post to regarding an alleged scam.

The tactic of filing the fake suits is a means of obtaining an injunction from a court where the defendant who posted the remarks can’t be found,


Initial Coin Offerings Under Scrutiny By SEC and Securities Plaintiffs’ Bar

Bitcoin, Blockchain and the Law | January 3, 2018 By:

These days it seems that everybody is considering getting into the distributed ledger technology business, causing the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) and the securities plaintiffs’ bar to take notice. Over the past several years, the SEC has made certain public remarks about this new technology,