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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.


May 8, 2019 - Financings, Fintech

Could Strong Consumer Authentication Weaken Consumer Demand?

From 14 September 2019, certain electronic and remote payments must be subjected to two-factor, or “strong customer authentication”, under regulatory standards covering the European Economic Area relating to the second EU Payment Services Directive, which took effect in January 2018. Retailers are uncertain whether …›

May 7, 2019 - Blockchain, Fintech

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. They break down how it works, what it’s used for, and technologies under the blockchain umbrella, such as cryptography, distributed …›

May 2, 2019 - Blockchain

Blockchain Technology Embraced by Maryland Legislature

Morrison & Foerster partner Tracy A. Bacigalupo and the Blockchain + Smart Contracts Group are delighted to have played a role in the genesis and implementation of Maryland Senate Bill 136, which amends the Maryland General Corporation Law to permit certain corporate records (including …›

Follow the Data

Morrison & Foerster Technology Transactions partner Stephanie Sharron discusses why companies must understand which data they have rights to and what restrictions apply before they dive into AI, advanced analytics and other data-driven projects. In her InformationWeek article, “Follow the Data,” Stephanie takes a …›

April 12, 2019 - Blockchain, Financings, Fintech

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 of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) published two pieces of guidance on when a blockchain-enabled digital asset will, or will not, be considered a security. The first piece of guidance …›