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.
Sweden has ended cash. All money in Sweden is digital. For those of us who despise rifling through our wallets and who can’t be bothered to carry change purses, this may sound like a utopia.
That’s because we generally trust our banks and our government with our private financial transactions.
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.
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.
Bitcoin wallet purveyor Blockchain has named controversial attorney Marco Santori as its president and chief legal officer. He joins after a stint as a partner at the law firm Cooley LLP, where he led the global financial technology practice and built a digital assets-focused legal practice.
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 bitcointalk.org 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,
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,
As part of our new feature section on Bitcoin, Blockchain and the Law, we present a selection of articles on the subject:
Justice Clarence Thomas loves bitcoin. He must.
Watchers of the court will scratch their heads having scoured opinions for even the vaguest references to cryptocurrency and come up empty.
But two cases from Texas and Thomas’s need to communicate his philosophy shed the light.
Bitcoin, Blockchain and the Law is Block Tribune’s platform for burgeoning legal scholars to express viewpoints on the shaping legal landscape around bitcoin and blockchain technology.
Authors are invited from graduate legal studies programs and licensed practitioners around the world to submit story concepts,