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Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
How cryptocurrency, blockchain and digital currencies are changing the business landscape in Canada
Torkin Manes LLP
There is no question that artificial intelligence is surging in Canada. During the first quarter of 2018 alone, $89 million was invested into Canadian AI companies.
Lavery
Technologies based on blockchains and AI imply a considerable change for our society. Being that the security of data exchanged is vital, companies must begin adopting a long-term approach right now.
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
On July 31, 2018, the US Department of the Treasury released its Report on Nonbank Financials, Fintech, and Innovation (the "Treasury Report"), containing approximately 80 recommendations on the regulation of financial services.
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
Earlier this year, the House of Lords published their evidence-based report: "AI in the UK: Ready, Willing, and Able".
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
In the US, usury rates are regulated at the state level in the case of non-national bank lenders.
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
The national Fintech banking charter is an "opt in" regime.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Cryptocurrency and blockchain technology are burgeoning and disruptive areas.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
The findings in this particular SEC decision are interesting because they apply to coins that were freely distributed by the company through a "bounty program".
Miller Thomson LLP
Commonly known as Bitcoin's underlying technology, blockchain is widely discussed but poorly understood. According to an HSBC global survey
Gowling WLG
There is no indication that the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) intends to shift its way of working away from promoting good practice and working with organisations to achieve compliance to instead focusing on proactively pursuing breaches or looking for organisations to fine.
Stikeman Elliott LLP
Building on existing bilateral "financial innovation sandbox" arrangements, 12 international regulators, including Canada's AMF and OSC, are proposing to create a single
Miller Thomson LLP
In a 2016 World Economic Forum report, it was suggested smart contracts based on blockchain technology could potentially codify financial agreements in a shared platform and guarantee execution based on...
Gowling WLG
The BRI recently gathered nearly 70 global leaders in finance, law, government, academia and innovation for a special roundtable discussion that explored the challenges surrounding blockchain regulation.
Gowling WLG
While technology offers a multitude of opportunities to businesses it is essential that risks are considered when digital processes are adopted.
Fasken
On June 28, 2018, the Investor Office of the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) published a report entitled "Taking Caution: Financial Consumers and the Cryptoasset Sector".
Bennett Jones LLP
As the number and sophistication of social engineering attacks increases, victims are examining their insurance policies to see if they are covered.
Miller Thomson LLP
On June 12, 2018, Public Safety Canada published Canada's new National Cyber Security Strategy (the "2018 Cyber Strategy").
Stikeman Elliott LLP
The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) Investor Office released a report on June 28, 2018 discussing the results of a survey of over 2,600 Ontario residents' knowledge of (and experiences with)...
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
On March 22, 2018, the United Kingdom ( "UK") and Australia established the UK-Australia Fintech Bridge, to:
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At bottom, the bitcoin system is a system of digital currency. In particular, a bitcoin functions as a digital asset, serving as a medium of exchange.
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Cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, Dash, Ether, Litecoin, Ethereum and Ripple have been the subject of intense media coverage in recent months due to their general astronomical surge in value.
Collins Barrow National Incorporated
In recent years, digital currencies called "cryptocurrencies" have exploded in mainstream popularity.
Stikeman Elliott LLP
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Lavery
Technology is now a part of our day-to-day lives, and we've learned how to use it.
Goodmans LLP
Much to the chagrin of crypto investors, the price of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies fell sharply in the first quarter of 2018, firmly establishing that the laws of gravity apply in cyberspace.
Aird & Berlis LLP
"The technology will be the prep cook for the chef who is the lawyer." (Martin Tully)
Applied Strategies Inc.,
The historical "this too will pass" mindset has not and will not work for law firms when they attempt to deal with technology in particular.
Aird & Berlis LLP
As a patent practitioner, one of the questions I often get asked is whether distributed ledger technology (DLT), such as blockchain, is patentable.
Lidstone & Company Law Corporation
The autonomous vehicle is transformative technology.
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