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Understanding Blockchain - What Is Cryptography?
In the third episode of "Understanding Blockchain," Morrison & Foerster's Susan Gault-Brown and Dario de Martino discuss one of blockchain's foundational technologies – cryptography.
United States
9 Aug 2019
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First Token Offering Qualified By The SEC Under Regulation A
On July 10, 2019, Blockstack Token LLC ("Blockstack"), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Blockstack PBC, a Delaware public benefit corporation
United States
23 Jul 2019
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Policy Makers Examine The Disparate Impact Risk Of Artificial Intelligence And Underwriting
Policy makers are showing increasing concern in the fair lending implications of artificial intelligence (AI) in credit underwriting.
United States
4 Jul 2019
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Nevada Resident Sentenced For Fraud And Unlicensed Money Transmission In Case Involving Bitcoin
On May 28, 2019, a Nevada resident, Morgan Rockcoons, was sentenced in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California to 21 months in prison for wire fraud and unlicensed money
United States
18 Jun 2019
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Commerce Issues Narrow License For Certain Transactions With Huawei
The Department of Commerce Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) has issued a 90-day temporary general license exempting a set of transactions from the Entity List designation of Huawei Technologies
United States
6 Jun 2019
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FinCEN Issues Convertible Virtual Currency Guidance And Advisory
On May 9, 2019, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network ("FinCEN") issued a guidance, Application of FinCEN's Regulations to Certain Business Models Involving Convertible Virtual Currencies...
United States
5 Jun 2019
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Where Disruption Meets Regulation
A wide range of businesses in Southeast Asia from traditional retailers and financial institutions to start-ups are harnessing new technologies and entering into new commercial partnerships to offer financial products...
United States
5 Jun 2019
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Chinese Telecom Companies Under Fire: Commerce Moves To Cut Off Huawei From U.S. Technology, With More Restrictions Coming
The U.S. Department of Commerce (Commerce) has added Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. (Huawei) and its affiliates to the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) "Entity List," ...
United States
31 May 2019
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Understanding Blockchain - What Is The Difference Between Public, Permissioned And Private Blockchains?
In this episode of "Understanding Blockchain," Morrison & Foerster's Susan Gault-Brown and Dario de Martino discuss the differences between each blockchain structure.
United States
30 May 2019
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Federal Court Confirms That Cybersecurity Gaps Can Form The Basis Of False Claims Act Violations
Since the Department of Defense (DoD) and other federal agencies began implementing formal cybersecurity requirements for government contractors within the last few years, one lingering question on the minds of...
United States
30 May 2019
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Understanding Blockchain - What Is Blockchain?
In the first episode of "Understanding Blockchain," Morrison & Foerster's Susan Gault-Brown and Dario de Martino define blockchain for those without a technical background.
United States
23 May 2019
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Blockchain Technology Embraced By Maryland Legislature
On April 30, 2019, Governor Hogan signed Senate Bill 136, which amends the Maryland General Corporation Law to permit certain corporate records (including a company's stock ledger) to be maintained
United States
16 May 2019
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New SEC Privacy And Cybersecurity Risk Alert Tells Broker Dealers And Investment Advisers Common Deficiencies To Avoid
The SEC's new Risk Alert provides valuable insight as to what the OCIE wants to see broker dealers and investment advisers accomplish with their privacy notices and their cybersecurity policies
United States
7 May 2019
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SEC Issues Historic No-Action Letter And Releases Framework For "Investment Contract" Analysis Of Digital Assets
On April 3, 2019, the Strategic Hub for Innovation and Financial Technology ("FinHub") of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") published two pieces of guidance
United States
29 Apr 2019
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FSA Proposes Bill To Amend Japanese Laws Regulating Cryptocurrency-Related Businesses
The Japanese FSA, Japan's primary financial regulator, announced on March 15, 2019, that it was submitting a bill to the Diet to amend both the PSA and the FIEA relating to how the purchase and sale of cryptocurrencies...
United States
26 Apr 2019
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FCA Guidance On UK Crypto-Assets Regulation
The United Kingdom's Financial Conduct Authority published draft guidance on the circumstances in which crypto-assets will fall within its regulatory perimeter.
United States
16 Apr 2019
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Risky Business: FTC Signals Departure From Risk-Based Approach, Proposing NYDFS-Like Security Requirements For The Safeguards Rule
With one eye on the New York Department of Financial Services ("NYDFS") cybersecurity rules and the other on two of its own Commissioners who dissented ...
United States
26 Mar 2019
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GAO Continues To Expand The Scope Of "Prototypes" DoD May Buy Through OTs
The most common question we hear from clients about the recent boom in the Department of Defense's spending on other transactions, or OTs, is a simple one:
United States
13 Mar 2019
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A Complete About-Face: Courts Disagree On Harm Requirement Under Biometric Privacy Law
A recent decision indicates that failure to comply with the Illinois biometric privacy law may expose businesses to significant liability, even where there has been no actual harm to the plaintiffs.
United States
28 Feb 2019
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Federal Government Expansion And Application Of Artificial Intelligence Technologies
By all accounts 2019 will bring significant expansion in the use and development of artificial intelligence (AI) by the U.S. federal government.
United States
27 Feb 2019
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