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Legally Defining Blockchain

The lack of U.S. federal regulations governing blockchain and the crypto industry has led some states to adopt their own interpretations of these technologies. A recent New York Times article compared the diverging regulatory theories stemming from various federal...

Banking on Blockchain Patents

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) has seen a recent tidal wave of blockchain patent filings, specifically from large banks and financial institutions, such as Bank of America and Mastercard. Though the USPTO has been receiving blockchain-related patent...

Is Blockchain HIPAA Compliant?

The healthcare industry remains one of the largest sectors to potentially benefit from blockchain technology.  By implementing its application, the healthcare industry can eliminate some of the risks plaguing its community, such as inconsistencies with patient medical records, risk...