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CBD Between the Lines

Cannabidiol, or CBD, has been making headlines the past few years for its potential to deliver many health benefits. Proponents claim that CBD can, among other things, relieve pain, ease anxiety and depression, and even benefit pets. This summer,...

Are STOs the New ICOs?

As the SEC continues to crack down on noncompliant ICOs and token exchanges, many investors and crypto developers are expected to embrace the trend of adopting security token offerings, or STOs, due to the surer regulatory framework in which...

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...