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 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 …›

May 16, 2019 - Blockchain, Fintech

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. Susan and Dario cover public, private, and permissioned blockchains and how the objectives of a given project might determine which structure is …›

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 …›

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 …›

February 14, 2019 - Blockchain, Financings, Fintech

Tokenization + the SEC – Part 1

Dario de Martino discusses the real possibilities and opportunities around security tokens, from a business standpoint, the legal perspective, and from a retail investor point of view. Topics include: - What are the advantages of tokenizing securities? …›

February 6, 2019 - Blockchain, Fintech

Transforming the U.S. Healthcare Industry with Blockchain Technology

Patients accumulate vast quantities of healthcare data over the course of their lives. Those data are generally housed in centralized servers operated by various unrelated industry participants, including government regulators and payors, insurance carriers, hospitals, doctors, pharmacies and pharmaceutical companies. Unfortunately, those repositories rely on …›