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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.


Policy Makers Examine the Disparate Impact Risk of Artificial Intelligence and Underwriting

Recent Congressional activity reflects increasing concern in the fair lending implications of artificial intelligence (AI) in credit underwriting. Congress and regulatory agencies are likely to press financial services providers to better understand the AI they use and to ensure that its use does not …›

June 11, 2019 - Blockchain

You're Invited - The State of Blockchain

Morrison & Foerster is hosting a blockchain panel discussion and reception at Tank18 on Thursday, June 20, 2019 in San Francisco. During the panel discussion, thought leaders will share how they are preparing themselves and their organizations for broader integration of blockchain technology. We will …›

June 6, 2019 - Asia, Mergers + Acquisitions

Japan Is Tightening Regulations Applicable to Foreign Direct Investment in the Information and Communications Technology Sector

On May 27, 2019, the Japanese government published amended rules that aim to tighten the regulatory requirements applicable to foreign direct investment (tai nai chokusetsu toshi or FDI) under the Foreign Exchange and Foreign Trade Act of Japan (gaitame ho, or the “Act”). …›

June 4, 2019 - Blockchain, Financings, Fintech

Nevada Resident Sentenced for Fraud and Unlicensed Money Transmission in Case Involving Bitcoin

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 transmission. In connection with the sentencing, Rockcoons will also be required to forfeit $80,600 in …›