Michael Best Leads on Blockchain and Other Emerging Tech

The following analysis was written by Sarah C. Helton, Principal of Michael Best Strategies and Staff Counsel of Michael Best. Michael Best's 2018 Technology + the Law Symposium took place in Raleigh North Carolina at Duke University. Last week, Michael Best hosted our first Technology and Law Symposium in the hub of innovation, Research Triangle. We brought … Continue reading Michael Best Leads on Blockchain and Other Emerging Tech

Join Us at Our Inaugural Technology + the Law Symposium!

Michael Best’s inaugural Technology + the Law Symposium will be taking place on Duke University’s campus in just under one month, and we’d love for you to join us!  We’ll be spending the day with thought leaders from all over the country in government, academia and industry, discussing a variety of hot tech topics. Here … Continue reading Join Us at Our Inaugural Technology + the Law Symposium!

Joint Chiefs of Global Tax Enforcement: The J5

The Internal Revenue Services (IRS) launched an international coalition to investigate transnational cryptocurrency tax crime and money laundering. The J5 is comprised of the government agencies from Australia, Canada, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, as well as the IRS. The J5 states: "We are convinced that offshore structures and financial instruments, where used to commit tax … Continue reading Joint Chiefs of Global Tax Enforcement: The J5

Blockchain Could Revolutionize Academic Publishing

Could blockchain technology offer an opportunity to address key issues in the academic publishing system? Today's Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Daily Clips highlight: Orvium Co-founder and Application and Cloud Technology Expert Roberto Rabasco writes for The Hill: "The modern world has a rich and varied tradition of scientists contributing to research and learning free from restriction. Yet … Continue reading Blockchain Could Revolutionize Academic Publishing

Believe the Hype: Distributed Ledger Technologies Are Here to Stay

The irony of going online to read "Why the Internet Will Fail", published by Newsweek in 1995, about the shortcomings of the Internet and why it will inevitably fail should not be lost on anyone. Modern Luddites may say they’re too volatile, or that they’re too risky, or their implementation and startup costs are too … Continue reading Believe the Hype: Distributed Ledger Technologies Are Here to Stay

House Joint Resolution 25, Blockchain Legislation, and the Future of Illinois

House Joint Resolution 25 created the Illinois Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Task Force, a 17-member task force tasked with studying how, and if, the state of Illinois and units of local government can benefit from a transition to a blockchain based system for recordkeeping and service delivery.  Specifically, the task force studied (1) opportunities and … Continue reading House Joint Resolution 25, Blockchain Legislation, and the Future of Illinois

House Subcommittees Examine Emerging Applications for Blockchain Technology

The main focus of the February 14, 2018, House Subcommittee on Research and Technology and the Subcommittee on Oversight hearing, “Beyond Bitcoin: Emerging Applications for Blockchain Technology,” was to gather information and get a better understanding of bitcoin and blockchain. Specifically, lawmakers attempted to garner a better understanding of the high profile cases that have … Continue reading House Subcommittees Examine Emerging Applications for Blockchain Technology