No.   I hate it when an article title present a question and then draws out the answer until you are over half-way through the material. So I started with the answer on this post.   Of course you could have guessed that answer pretty easily. But as I have been thinking about this issue lately, another dimension to this question came to mind.   Turning the way-back machine to 1999 – I was involved…
In this issue: • New BitLicense Approval, Stablecoin Developments and BAT on CoinbaseBlockchain Platform for Energy Commodities Announced in U.S., Restrictions Ease in Foreign MarketsCFTC and State Securities Enforcement, Litigation Developments and Fraud SchemesMore Blockchain Uses for Digital Advertisers, Software Licensees and Marine Insurers New BitLicense Approval, Stablecoin Developments and BAT on Coinbase By: Panida A. Pollawit The New York Department of Financial Services (DFS) has granted New York…
The New York Times reported “Japanese lawmakers were aghast on Wednesday when Yoshitaka Sakurada, 68, the minister who heads the government’s cybersecurity office, said during questioning in Parliament that he had no need for the devices, and appeared confused when asked basic technology questions.” The November 15, 2018 Report entitled “Minister in Charge of Japan’s Cybersecurity Says He Has Never Used a Computer” included these details: Asked by a lawmaker if nuclear power…
They can save your firm. When it comes to your file tree structure, having an organization strategy in place can be as essential as organizing your email inbox or your desk. Your files can boost profitability, improve your team’s performance and ultimately, save your firm. This sounds like hyperbole doesn’t it? It’s a good thing this is true. The file structure you choose affects your firms performance on multiple levels. It enables you to spend…
This article first appeared in Legal Web Watch November 2018. Legal Web Watch is a free email service which complements the Internet Newsletter for Lawyers. To receive Legal Web Watch regularly sign up here. HM Courts and Tribunals Service held a public event on 6 November, inviting those who represent public court users to see first-hand the progress made over the last year with the court reform program. One such representative was Roger…
Google%u2019s Wear OS System Version H update will extend battery life and more | Android and Me. Another update to Wear OS is coming, and I am anxious to see if it makes my LG Watch Urbane smoother and easier to use. I am wearing my Samsung Galaxy Watch most days, and I love the Galaxy interface. It seems faster and smoother than any Wear OS watch I have used; including the Watch Urbane.…
DEATH OF OUR FATHERS He stood at the grave. The soldiers stood at attention as the mourners bore sad witness to his father’s passing. He remembered a stern voice demanding whether his homework was done and a sterner hand when he gave the wrong answer. He remembered the smell of dirt on the baseball field where he learned to play when he wanted to be inside. He still could taste the CocaCola at the All…
Today Thomson Reuters issued a press release announcing that more than 1,500 organizations have upgraded from Westlaw to Westlaw Edge. I guess you can’t begrudge Thomson Reuters trying to change the subject.  On Tuesday I wrote about the re-organization that Has led to the layoff of countless seasoned executives, managers and staff across the organization. I wish today’s press release provided more demographics about the 1,500 customers. It is not clear how that breaks down…
On November 8, the SEC announced that it settled charges against Zachary Coburn, founder of EtherDelta, a type of non-custodial digital asset trading platform commonly referred to as a “decentralized exchange” or “DEX.” Coburn was charged with causing EtherDelta to operate as an unregistered securities exchange in violation of Section 5 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the “Exchange Act”) during the period between July 12, 2016 (the date Coburn launched EtherDelta’s website) and…
The U.S. Supreme Court’s grant this week of the petition for certiorari in a case involving the Telephone Communication Protection Act (TCPA) prohibition on unsolicited fax advertisements could have significant implications for the Federal Communication Commission’s (FCC) anticipated ruling on what constitutes an automatic telephone dialing system (ATDS) under the TCPA. The petitioner in PDR Network v. Carlton & Harris Chiropractic sent a fax in 2013 to a West Virginia chiropractor offering a free copy…