Tag: Law

The Two Topics in Law and Blockchain

It’s rare for any issue in the blockchain industry to escape conversation about legal implications. This past summer, The DAO hack prompted discussion of the legal responsibilities of blockchain developers, and the differences between code and law. The popularity of…

BitLicense Critic Wages One-Man War

New York’s BitLicense was born into controversy. Created by the New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) to protect consumers from fraud and loss, critics of the industry-specific licensing regime weren’t exactly quiet. Objections ranged from the potentially prohibitive cost of…

Code is Law? Not Quite Yet

Lukas Abegg is a lawyer with master’s degrees in Swiss and US law. He is currently a visiting researcher at the Humboldt University in Berlin, where he is writing a PhD thesis on a topic at the intersection of law and technology….

The Bitcoin Patent – Only A Matter Of Time?

Ira Schaefer and Ted Mlynar are partners in the Intellectual Property practice at Hogan Lovells in New York, where they advise on patent and intellectual property issues relating to blockchain and cryptocurrency technologies.          In this opinion piece, Schaefer and…