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 …›

The New ABC’s: Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain and How Each Complements the Other

Artificial intelligence (AI) and blockchain technology are two novel innovations that offer the opportunity for us to move beyond our legacy systems and streamline enterprise management and compliance in ways previously unimaginable. Each technology augments the strengths and tempers the weaknesses of the other. …›

January 7, 2020 - Blockchain, Fintech

Maryland a Leader in Embracing Blockchain Technology

In an article authored for Today’s General Counsel, partner Tracy Bacigalupo discusses how new legislation in Maryland, Senate Bill 136, provides Maryland-formed companies with the statutory framework necessary to migrate their businesses to a blockchain-enabled platform. The legislation reinforces Maryland as a ‘go to’ …›

August 7, 2019 - Blockchain, Fintech

Understanding Blockchain - What is Cryptography?

In the third episode of “Understanding Blockchain,” Morrison & Foerster’s Susan Gault-Brown and Dario de Martino discuss one of blockchain’s foundational technologies – cryptography. This ongoing series is dedicated to providing an overall understanding of blockchain technology and how companies can use it to share, …›

July 15, 2019 - Blockchain, Fintech, Regulatory

First Token Offering Qualified by the SEC Under Regulation A

On July 10, 2019, Blockstack Token LLC (“Blockstack”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Blockstack PBC, a Delaware public benefit corporation, became the first company to have an offering of digital assets qualified by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) under Regulation A. Blockstack is a …›