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Tokenized Securities Are Not Secured By Delaware Blockchain Amendments

July 6, 2018 / 0 Comments

In the last year, more and more blockchain entrepreneurs have sought to leverage public blockchains, such as Ethereum, to create registries allowing for the recording and transferring of assets, such as diamonds, real estate and securities, through a system that allows the assets to be represented by specific computer code, often referred to as tokens.…

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The Blockchain Ecosystem In Sāo Paulo: It’s Maravilhosa

June 11, 2018 / 0 Comments

Brazil is full of contradictions and opportunity. It is the eighth largest economy in the world and ranked third for having the most entrepreneurs. I got a glimpse of Brazil’s innovative entrepreneurial culture when I visited MAR ventures, a Sāo Paulo-based venture builder, and then again when I met with attorneys in Sāo Paulo. However,…

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Why ICOs Could Eat Delaware’s Lunch

April 30, 2018 / 0 Comments

Andrea Tinianow, Esq. is chief innovation officer at Global Kompass Strategies and was, until January, head of the Delaware Blockchain Initiative. David Adlerstein is a corporate attorney at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz.   Over many decades, the State of Delaware has established a preeminent position as the jurisdiction of choice for businesses to organize,…

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Blockchain for Lawyers

April 24, 2018 / 0 Comments

Blockchain for Lawyers American Bar Association By Andrea Tinianow, Esq.  Chief Innovation Officer, Global Kompass Strategies The recent cryptocurrency frenzy has generated much buzz about blockchain technology, and attorneys everywhere are scrambling to get up to speed on the underlying tech and its applications. However, rather than taking a deep dive into the bits and…

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Blockchain Events

March 1, 2018 / 0 Comments

EVENTS 2018 March 26-28th: Blockchain West: San Francisco, CA April 6th: Blockchain Law & Technology Symposium: College of Law, Cleveland, OH

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Blockchain Technology Update for Corporate Board Members

January 22, 2018 / 0 Comments

Bitcoin continues to capture headlines. But the more compelling story for corporate directors is not bitcoin, but the technology that girds the cryptocurrency: blockchain technology and its many iterations, also referred to as distributed ledger technology. At its core, blockchain technology is a network of computers that are connected by complex algorithms. Parties to a…

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Unlock Blockchain Conference in Dubai

January 17, 2018 / 1 Comment

I just returned from the Unlock Blockchain conference in Dubai where I participated in one panel, moderated another, and had a chance to talk with many members of the Dubai blockchain ecosystem. It has been widely announced that Dubai intends to become the Blockchain capital of the world. Indeed, the city state of Dubai has…

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Delaware Blockchain Initiative: Transforming the Foundational Infrastructure of Corporate Finance

January 13, 2018 / 0 Comments

Written by Andrea Tinianow and Caitlin Long   The foundation for much of American corporate finance is Delaware corporate law. Later this year, a small change to Delaware corporate law, if enacted, could facilitate a major simplification of the plumbing of the financial system built on top of that foundation. The change is part of…

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Blockchain Technology: The next great infrastructure for commerce, the community and the world

Blockchain Technology: The next great infrastructure for commerce, the community and the world

January 8, 2018 / 0 Comments

Over the last several years, blockchain technology’s reputation has done a 180. Once linked (negatively) with bitcoin, the technology is now mainstream as leaders in every sector scramble to understand the technology and explore how it can best be deployed. The State of Delaware has taken a leadership position in the space, pushing blockchain into…

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Delaware and the Delaware Blockchain Initiative

Delaware and the Delaware Blockchain Initiative

January 8, 2018 / 0 Comments

Blockchain technology promises to transform how companies do business. The State of Delaware, an early proponent of blockchain technology and the preeminent jurisdiction for entity formation, is leading the way.   Launch of the Delaware Blockchain Initiative In the spring of 2016, then Governor Jack Markell launched the Delaware Blockchain Initiative to bring blockchain innovation…

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