Clients will sometimes ask whether they can patent recording real estate deeds (or some other general business action) on the blockchain. My answer to this question in the context of today’s environment is a straightforward “no”. We are in the midst of a patenting frenzy around blockchain technologies and many of the basic ideas around implementing various legal,
Rimon Law partner Dror Futter runs The Blockchain Patent Chronicle, a blog which provides timely summaries of developments in blockchain/distributed ledger technology patents. The patents are the earliest public indication of research and development in the blockchain ecosystem.
Naturally, that bully pulpit provides a vehicle for some strong opinions on the state of blockchain and cryptocurrency.
The Securities and Exchange commission and other government regulatory bodies in the US and elsewhere are turning an increasingly critical eye on initial coin offerings (ICO), the investment vehicle that allows fundraising without surrendering equity. Recently, the SEC charged the two owners of Centra, a company endorsed by boxing champion Floyd Mayweather,
New York-based law firm Morrison Cohen LLP has introduced a special tracker that aims to provide updates and information on all active legal proceedings in the United States involving cryptocurrency companies.
Called Moco Cryptocurrency Litigation Tracker, the tracker offers heightened transparency with regards to the legal affairs of crypto companies.
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,