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MoFo Tech brings together legal insights and in-depth analyses on trends and complex issues shaping the global technology industry, covering fields such as blockchain and distributed ledger, cloud and SaaS technologies, driverless cars, drones, FinTech, computer hardware and software, the IoT, semiconductors, and telecommunications.


September 16, 2020 - Blockchain

Understanding Blockchain - Blockchain and Securities Law - Part 7

In this episode of “Understanding Blockchain,” Morrison & Foerster’s Susan Gault-Brown and Dario de Martino discuss cryptocurrencies, if they are commodities, and if it is possible they're also securities. This ongoing series is dedicated to providing an overall understanding of blockchain technology and how …›

September 9, 2020 - Blockchain

Understanding Blockchain - Blockchain and Securities Law - Part 6

In this episode of “Understanding Blockchain,” Morrison & Foerster’s Susan Gault-Brown and Dario de Martino discuss the limits on the transferability of cryptocurrencies. This ongoing series is dedicated to providing an overall understanding of blockchain technology and how companies can use it to share, store, …›

September 3, 2020 - Blockchain

Understanding Blockchain - Blockchain and Securities Law - Part 5

In this episode of “Understanding Blockchain,” Morrison & Foerster’s Susan Gault-Brown and Dario de Martino discuss how to determine whether "utility tokens" are securities or not. This ongoing series is dedicated to providing an overall understanding of blockchain technology and how companies can use …›

July 7, 2020 - Blockchain, Fintech

Summer of Crypto – NYDFS Announces New Initiatives and Regulatory Proposals for Conditional BitLicense and Virtual Currency Regulation

On June 24, 2020, the New York State Department of Financial Services (“NYDFS”) announced a series of initiatives designed to provide further guidance and resources for businesses operating in, and potential new entrants into, the virtual currency industry. The initiatives represent the first major …›