Mondaq Canada: Technology
Gowling WLG
Blockchain is beginning to be increasingly explored by different industries looking to benefit from the accuracy and speed that the technology can offer. We recently looked ...
The development of artificial intelligence is poised to radically change myriad aspects of our daily lives. As AI-based technologies gain in capability, it is likely that they will play a greater role...
Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer LLP
The recent rapid emergence of cryptocurrency and blockchain technologies has outpaced the development of corresponding legal authorities.
Blockchain and other distributed ledger technologies (DLT) have attracted interest from a wide variety of stakeholders because of their potential as a transformative force across diverse industries
When most people hear the terms "blockchain" and "DLT", they immediately think of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. This is not surprising due to the constant media coverage surrounding...
Miller Thomson LLP
Recently, the U.S. Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology ("NIST") released Version 1.1 of its popular Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity.
Dale & Lessmann LLP
Blockchain, described as the "the future for financial services infrastructure," is the underlying technology behind the recent boom of cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Ethereum.
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
On May 2, 2018, the Government of Ontario formally announced plans to open the Fintech Accelerator Office (FAO).
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
On May 17, 2018, the "BCSC" issued an investor alert warning residents of the province to exercise "extreme caution" when considering whether to invest in cryptocurrency offerings...
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
On May 18, 2018 the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) issued a warning about five unregistered firms targeting Ontario investors that encourage them to trade or invest in cryptocurrencies.
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
In March 2018, the United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) published a report on Fintech regulation (the "GAO Report").
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) recently issued a Staff Advisory notice (the Staff Advisory) to exchanges and clearing organizations which are interested in listing ...
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
Canadian securities regulators have published notices since 2013 highlighting the importance of timely disclosure and risk disclosure by reporting issuers of cyberincidents that are material to the issuer's business
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
Digital identity is increasingly becoming a hot topic globally and Canada is no exception.
Torkin Manes LLP
Artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things are hot subjects (and buzzwords) for lawyers in 2018. Beyond the hype, however, lies a plethora of legal and business issues.
Rueters LLP
Blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies pose unique issues for investors pursuing legal remedies in the aftermath of an alleged fraud, misappropriation of funds, or corporate malfeasance.
Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
On June 11, 2018, the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) published a further Staff Notice [PDF] regarding the securities law implications of initial coin offerings and initial token offerings...
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
On June 9, 2018, draft regulations (the "New Regulations") were issued proposing a number of amendments to each of the existing regulations (the "Regulations") under the Proceeds of Crime...
EKB | Edwards, Kenny & Bray LLP
The CSA published CSA Staff Notice 46-308 Securities Law Implications for Offerings of Tokens, which provides additional guidance on the applicability of securities laws to offerings of coins or tokens, ...
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
On March 8, 2018, the European Commission ("Commission") released a new proposal ("Proposal") to regulate crowdfunding service providers ("CSPs") as part of its Fintech Action Plan (summarized in our recent post).
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Cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, Dash, Ether, Litecoin, Ethereum and Ripple have been the subject of intense media coverage in recent months due to their general astronomical surge in value.
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Dale & Lessmann LLP
Blockchain, described as the "the future for financial services infrastructure," is the underlying technology behind the recent boom of cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Ethereum.
Aird & Berlis LLP
"The technology will be the prep cook for the chef who is the lawyer." (Martin Tully)
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The historical "this too will pass" mindset has not and will not work for law firms when they attempt to deal with technology in particular.
Aird & Berlis LLP
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Aird & Berlis LLP
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Lidstone & Company Law Corporation
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Aird & Berlis LLP
"The trend toward melding tech into law firms' core business comes as both a response to a shifting legal market, where firms' traditional business is coming under increased competition...
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