blockchain

  • Increasing use of IP for blockchain inventions

    Jun 27, 2019

    While there is no agreed-upon definition of blockchain, this technology is often associated with an append-only, tamper-resistant, distributed ledger of peer-to-peer transactions maintained by a decentralized network of participants.

  • Will Quadriga CX spur regulatory oversight for crypto exchanges?

    Will Quadriga CX spur regulatory oversight for crypto exchanges?

    Feb 20, 2019

    The loss of about $190 million of investor money resulting from the death of the founder of crypto-currency exchange Quadriga CX, demonstrates the regulatory gaps and necessity for better oversight, say lawyers active in the area of blockchain technology.

  • The cryptic world of crypto-currency regulations

    The cryptic world of crypto-currency regulations

    Feb 4, 2019

    Hong Kong has forged ahead. So, too, has Japan. A host of small countries and territories also have quickly moved forward, eager to roll out the welcome mat for nascent crypto-currency companies and projects searching for regulatory certainty.

  • Blockchain justice

    Blockchain justice

    Jan 21, 2019

    While litigation surrounding blockchain has so far almost entirely centred around crypto-currencies, that’s expected to change.

  • Bringing blockchain to the art world

    Bringing blockchain to the art world

    Oct 29, 2018

    Steve Gow’s path into the art world is not a conventional one and neither is the new way he is providing artists to sell their work.

  • Judge orders cyber-scam artist to pay fine in crypto-currency

    Judge orders cyber-scam artist to pay fine in crypto-currency

    Jul 31, 2018

    Judge ordered man to turn over the equivalent of $3.7 million in "PlexCoin" tokens to the court-appointed administrator by the following day or be found in contempt of court.

  • The potential for AI and Blockchain

    The potential for AI and Blockchain

    Jul 16, 2018

    In this fourth and final video covering the 13th Annual Canadian Lawyer InHouse General Counsel Roundtable, the participants from the Bank of Canada, Interac Corp, McKesson Canada (Rexall) Corp., SecureKey Technologies and Ontario Power Generation, discuss what they see as the potential for artificial intelligence and Blockchain.

  • Blockchain Reaction

    Blockchain Reaction

    May 14, 2018

    The game-changing technology underpinning crypto-currencies such as bitcoin threatens to supersede lawyers and other trusted intermediaries.

  • Can you trust blockchain?

    May 14, 2018

    Every few years, the legal profession is told that some new breakthrough technology is going to change the profession forever.

  • Hail, hail the blockchain kings!

    Apr 2, 2018

    Canadian law firms are tripping over themselves to be identified with the growing blockchain bandwagon and be seen as a leader in this rapidly emerging field.

  • Western University law prof to conduct study on application of blockchain to taxation

    Western University law prof to conduct study on application of blockchain to taxation

    Feb 27, 2018

    A case study by a Western University law professor will look at how the use of blockchain technology could help close the Canadian sales tax gap, reduce compliance costs and improve government tax administration. Jennifer Farrell, who teaches income taxation and international tax law, has received a seed grant worth $21,292 for her project called “Blockchain and taxation: A case study on eliminating the sales tax gap,” from the Western Social Sciences and Humanities Review Board.