Litigating Blockchain: Not So Simple

Guest post by Derek Borchardt & Alejandro H. Cruz of Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP

Many believe that blockchain technology will revolutionize the way humans interact, in business and beyond. Though cryptocurrency is the topic du jour, blockchains can do much more than just enable digital currencies: they can be used to transform the way we store and manage many kinds of data, from real property and voting records to intellectual property licenses and medical information, and more. If blockchain is mainstreamed, courts will inevitably be faced with disputes arising out of the differences between blockchain and current methods of managing transactional data.

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Blockchain Law: ICO Regulation and Other Legal Considerations in the Blockchain Ecosystem

Guest post by Dror Futter, Rimon PC

During 2017, blockchain and its progeny Bitcoin and initial coin offerings (ICOs) became “big news.” By the end of the year, news of new record highs for Bitcoin and eight- and nine-figure ICOs became almost daily events. As block-chain has entered the mainstream and the dollars at stake have exploded, it has become clear that this exciting technology has raised and will continue to raise issues across a broad range of legal disciplines.

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