27 Mar 2017

Some say Vinay Gupta is the smartest person you have never heard of...I don’t know about that, but he is certainly worth checking out.

In his most recent publication on blockchain and smart contracts he coins the term ‘Internet of Agreements’ and he sets up a site devot...

24 Mar 2017

In this excellent article from Coindesk US legal counsel set out the many complex legal challenges that potential plaintiffs may face should they suffer economic loss due to a hard fork.


What’s a hard fork and what’s the issue? 


Bitcoin is suffering from growing pains...

23 Mar 2017

In March 2017 the Commonwealth Bank of Australia and Austrade signed a collaboration agreement which supports the development of Fintech start-ups in both countries.


Based on the announcement it seems that Australian start-ups will benefit from potentially being able t...

23 Mar 2017

In December 2016 Coinbase, Coin Center, Union Square Ventures and Consensys released a report setting out a securities law framework for ICO’s.  

The framework and US focused legal analysis is a very helpful tool which can be used and adopted across all jurisdictions.


R...

22 Mar 2017

In March 2017, co-authors of Blockchain Revolution, Don and Alex Tapscott announced the launch the Blockchain Research Institute (BRI).  Founding members of the BRI include:

  • Technology Industry – Accenture, IBM, SAP

  • Financial Industry –  Digital Asset, NASDAQ

  • ...

22 Mar 2017

In March 2017, the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) issued Information Sheet 219 covering organisations that are considering operating market infrastructure, or providing financial or consumer credit services, using distributed ledger technology (...

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