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In this issue: • DFS Issues New BitLicenses, Corda Gains Integration Partners, New Stablecoin Launched New Cryptocurrency Products, Increased Demand for Bitcoin Reported in Africa and Latin AmericaNew Blockchain Pilots Address Worker Well-Being, Healthcare and Conflict MineralsStartup Challenges SEC Enforcement Action, International Arrests and Exchange CooperationNew Reports Provide Data on Cryptocurrency Scams and Money Laundering DFS Issues New BitLicenses, Corda Gains Integration Partners, New Stablecoin Launched By: Robert
With a “No Deal” Brexit seeming more likely than ever after the UK Parliament voted down a proposed deal in January 2019, concerns are rapidly multiplying about the effects of such a withdrawal from the EU for organizations doing business in the UK, and how those organizations will address numerous practical issues, privacy and data protection among them. In recently released updates to its post-No-Deal Brexit guidance, the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) clarifies several…
Companies face substantial challenges in complying with breach notification requirements under Article 33 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Article 33 requires a data controller to report a personal data breach to European Union (EU) supervisory authorities within 72 hours of becoming aware of the breach if it is likely to result in a risk to the rights and freedoms of individuals. The notification must include, to the extent such information is available, (1)…
In this issue: • Supply Chain and Banking Pilots Expand, Zero-Knowledge Proofs Meet EthereumCryptocurrency Exchange Announcements, Malta Blockchain Laws Take EffectGlobal Developments in Enforcement, Regulatory Frameworks and Court Rulings Supply Chain and Banking Pilots Expand, Zero-Knowledge Proofs Meet Ethereum By: Jaime B. Petenko This week, a leading diamond mining company announced that it joined the Tracr diamond blockchain traceability program, which aims to provide consumers with confidence and information about their…
In this issue: • Blockchain Initiatives Pursue Solutions for Refugees, Voting, Smart Cities, Defense and Food SafetyCryptocurrency Legal Developments: Tax, Proposed Legislation, AML and CFTCEnforcement Actions Continue, Cryptomining Malware Surges, Token Values FallBlockchain Payments Products Advance, Investments Continue and a Bitcoin Bug Is Fixed Blockchain Initiatives Pursue Solutions for Refugees, Voting, Smart Cities, Defense and Food Safety By: Brian P. Bartish and Diana Stern The World Food Programme (WFP)…
In this issue: • Stablecoins Launch in US as New Data Cites Drop in ICO FundingSEC and FINRA Issue First-of-Their-Kind Enforcement ActionsBlockchain Enterprise Developments: Mining, Digital Identities and Food Supply ChainCryptocurrencies Continue to Enter Traditional Areas of Financial Crimes  Stablecoins Launch in US as New Data Cites Drop in ICO Funding By: Robert A. Musiala Jr. and Brian P. Bartish On Monday, Sept. 10, 2018, the New York Department…
In this issue: • New Blockchain Trading Platforms and Capital Markets Offerings AnnouncedBlockchain Executive Surveys Released, More Pilots and Investments AnnouncedUpdate: Cryptocurrency Cybercrimes and ICO Enforcement ActionsJohn McAfee’s ‘Unhackable’ Cryptocurrency Wallet Hacked New Blockchain Trading Platforms and Capital Markets Offerings Announced By: Jaime B. Petenko Recently, it was reported that a popular Colorado resort planned to sell “Aspen Coins” in a Reg D 506(c) offering on a token trading…
In this issue: • U.S. Customs Pilots Blockchain for Supply Chain as Private Sector Pilots Continue The SEC Rejects Bitcoin ETFs; New Exchanges and Services Announced Abroad Governments Worldwide Continue to Invest in Blockchain Projects Enforcement Actions Continue in U.S. and Abroad as Industry Begins to Self-Regulate U.S. Customs Pilots Blockchain for Supply Chain as Private Sector Pilots Continue By: John C. McIlwee On Tuesday, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)…
In this issue: • Capital Markets Firsts for Blockchain Include Bonds, Security Tokens, Exchange Traded NotesCryptocurrency Cybercrimes and Enforcement Actions ContinueBlockchain Investment Continues as Businesses Expand Operations  Capital Markets Firsts for Blockchain Include Bonds, Security Tokens, Exchange Traded Notes By: Jaime B. Petenko According to an Aug. 10, 2018, press release, the World Bank and an Australian multinational bank are partnering to issue what is reported to be the first…
In this issue: • New Solutions Seek to Bring Cryptocurrencies Closer to Mainstream Blockchain Developments for Shipping, Food, Pharmaceuticals and Diamonds Cryprocurrency Scams and Enforcement Actions Perpetuate Uncertainty Analysis: Tezos Securities Class Action Survives Motion to Dismiss New Solutions Seek to Bring Cryptocurrencies Closer to Mainstream By: Jaime B. Petenko This past week, a leading operator of global exchanges, clearing houses, data and listing services announced that it has partnered with a…