Blockchain Patenting Strategies – Some Basic Ammunition

Bitcoin, Blockchain and the Law, Blockchain, Education | April 17, 2018 By:

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,


The Legal Requirements For A Compliant ICO In The US Are Unclear – Dror Futter

Bitcoin, Blockchain and the Law, Blockchain, ICO News, Investing, Regulation | April 13, 2018 By:

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.


ICO Market: “More Regulators Will Become Active In The Space” – William Pao

Bitcoin, Blockchain and the Law, ICO News, Investing, News, Regulation | April 9, 2018 By:

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,


Cryptocurrency Litigation Tracker Launched By Law Firm Morrison Cohen

Announcements, Bitcoin, Blockchain and the Law, News | April 2, 2018 By:

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.


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,