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In this issue: • Cryptocurrency Enforcement Actions Continue Across the Globe Multiple Blockchain Announcements for Asset-Backed Tokens, Payments and Exchanges Lawmakers Seek Clarity on ICOs as New Research Is Published Enterprise Developments: Blockchain Interoperability, Supply Chain, Identity and More Cryptocurrency Enforcement Actions Continue Across the Globe By: Panida A. Pollawit  On Friday, Sept. 27, the SEC and CFTC charged 1pool Ltd. aka 1Broker and its CEO with offenses related to its…
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: • Multiple Pilots Drive Momentum for Leveraging Blockchain in the Food Supply Chain SEC Rejects Winklevoss Bitcoin Trust, Commissioner Dissents New Reports Detail ICO Scrutiny and Seek to Provide Clarity Blockchain Adoption Continues in Both Institutional and Startup Environments Multiple Pilots Drive Momentum for Leveraging Blockchain in the Food Supply Chain By: Jaime B. Petenko A major global technology company recently shared additional details about the Food Trust, a…
In this issue: • New Blockchain Solutions Emerge in Banking, Trade Finance and Payment ProcessingMore Blockchain Enterprise Solutions AnnouncedBlockchain Continues Heavy Influence on Capital MarketsUpdate on Cryptocurrency Cybercrimes and Enforcement Actions New Blockchain Solutions Emerge in Banking, Trade Finance and Payment Processing By: Robert A. Musiala Jr. Blockchain continues to disrupt the financial services industry by enabling new products that promise to transform banking and payments. Binance, one of…
In this issue: • Public and Private Sectors Continue to Invest in Blockchain • Businesses Continue Investment in Blockchain Enterprise Solutions • Financial Services Sector Continues to Integrate Blockchain Amid Promise and Challenges • Enforcement Update: DOJ and Other Agencies Seize $20 Million in Cryptocurrencies Public and Private Sectors Continue to Invest in Blockchain By Simone O. Otenaike Earlier this week, Andreessen Horowitz unveiled plans to launch a $300 million fund that will invest exclusively…
In this issue: • Governments Experiment With Blockchain for Elections, Banking and Visa ApplicationsAdvertising, Entertainment Industries Continue Investment in BlockchainChanging Approaches to Crypto Regulatory Licensing Governments Experiment With Blockchain for Elections, Banking, and Visa Applications By: Panida A. Pollawit Governments around the world are seeking to harness blockchain to improve the delivery of public services. In May, a few dozen deployed military service members and their families used blockchain to cast…
In this issue: • Blockchain for Supply Chain: SAP, FedEx See OpportunitiesEnterprise Ethereum Alliance Presents New Blockchain StandardsCryptocurrency Custody: Security on the Blockchain Scales Up  Blockchain for Supply Chain: SAP, FedEx See Opportunities By: Robert A. Musiala Jr. Established firms in the U.S. and abroad continue to move forward with initiatives to leverage blockchain to provide transparency, speed and security to supply chain management. Multinational software firm SAP recently announced plans…
Amid growing concerns over the improper use of user information and data breaches, and in the same week as the Senate examines the Cambridge Analytica controversy, a duo of U.S. senators who have long advocated for federal consumer privacy legislation seized the moment to propose a bill that would give the Federal Trade Commission (FTC or Commission), for the first time, the authority to promulgate regulations to govern internet publishers’ and service providers’ privacy practices…
Last week, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) unanimously adopted new cybersecurity guidance aimed at assisting public companies in their preparation of cybersecurity risk and incident disclosures. In its new Statement and Interpretive Guidance on Public Company Cybersecurity Disclosures, the SEC is aiming to apply lessons learned from the many major data security incidents that have occurred since the Commission first issued cybersecurity guidance in 2011. The 2011 Guidance was some of the first of…
Floyd Mayweather, a world famous boxing champion, recently used his Twitter and Instagram accounts to help a company raise more than $30 million in an initial coin offering (“ICO”).1 Other celebrities have similarly capitalized on their “influencer” status by promoting digital tokens to their Twitter and Instagram followers. Token issuers raised over $3 billion via ICOs in 2017,2 and while many are concerned about a bubble, there is no sign of a slowdown. Some reports…