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Peter Smith, chief executive officer of Blockchain Ltd., gestures as he speaks during the Noah technology conference in Berlin, Germany, on Thursday, June 22, 2017. Photographer: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg

Delaware Blockchain Move Drawing in Private Companies, Law Firms

Delaware Blockchain Move Drawing in Private Companies, Law Firms

By Sara Merken, Bloomberg BNA Delaware earlier this month became the first state in the nation to allow companies to use blockchain technology to issue and track stocks. Private companies, and law firms, are lining up. Legislative amendments became effective in August that will allow the more than 1 million public and private entities incorporated

Peter Smith, chief executive officer of Blockchain Ltd., speaks during the Lisbon Web Summit in Lisbon, Portugal, on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016.  Photographer: Paulo Duarte/Bloomberg

Are Blockchains the Second Coming of Napster? (Perspective)

Editor’s Note: The author is a lawyer specializing in IP litigation. By Lance Koonce, Partner, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP. Imagine you are a musician. You hear a song playing in a club one night, and think: That’s terrific, but it could be even better if tweaked a bit. You use a mobile app like Shazam

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Man Who Introduced Millions to Bitcoin Says Blockchain Is a Bust

By Matthew Leising, Bloomberg News Stefan Thomas, who introduced millions of people to bitcoin, has had a change of heart. Blockchain, the ledger software that makes the digital currency possible, is too rigid to gain wide adoption, he wrote in an essay titled “The Subtle Tyranny of Blockchain.” The technology’s backers think it can revolutionize

A man walks out of a shop displaying a bitcoin sign during the opening ceremony of the first bitcoin retail shop in Hong Kong on February 28, 2014. Bitcoin was invented in the wake of the global financial crisis by a mysterious computer guru using the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto and unlike other currencies, it does not have the backing of a central bank or government.  Photo by Philippe Lopez (AFP/Getty Images)

Will Blockchain Affect Your Practice or Firm? (Perspective)

Editor’s Note: The author of this post is a legal technology and management consultant. By Ron Friedmann, Fireman & Company Both the legal and mainstream media have written many articles about the Blockchain. So I thought readers will appreciate hearing from three lawyers whose practices focus on it. I’ve asked them to explain what the blockchain

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Will Work for Bitcoin, Steptoe & Johnson Says

Many people still view blockchain and the distributed ledger technology that enabled bitcoin and other forms of digital currency as all but impossible to fully comprehend. Still, it’s an article of faith among believers that blockchain technology will soon revolutionize the world, and a few law firms already have dispatched lawyers to advise companies in this nascent industry on the numerous