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Per Diem

You may not have heard of Diem yet, but you soon will, and will recognise the name of the man behind it: Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook.

28th June 2021
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Equity and new technological horizons: webinar review

We recently hosted an afternoon webinar to explore and discuss the law of equity as we find it within emerging technological domains in the twenty-first century.

3rd June 2021
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How much fuel does it take to send crypto to the moooonn?

Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, has been at it again. At what, exactly? He’s using his not insignificant social media presence (46.5 million followers) to endorse cryptocurrencies, notably Bitcoin and Dogecoin, helping to drive their price and value up, up, and away.

12th February 2021
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“I’m not a cat”, or, the joy of metamorphosis?

The video of lawyer, Rod Ponton, trapped in the online avatar of a cute kitten, earnestly imploring the judge of the 394th Judicial District Court in Texas, Roy B. Ferguson, that he is “not a cat”, is at once the funniest and most deeply affective Zoom Age moment. 

10th February 2021
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Ledger Societies & Rituals of Verification – Part II

In this two-part article Dr Robert Herian speculates on the possibility of ledger societies as outgrowths of existing ledger communities underpinned by distributed ledger technologies (DLTs, of which blockchains are a type), and particular forms of ritual practice that DLTs provoke in users.

8th February 2021
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Ledger Societies & Rituals of Verification – Part I

In this two-part article Dr Robert Herian speculates on the possibility of ledger societies as outgrowths of existing ledger communities underpinned by distributed ledger technologies (DLTs, of which blockchains are a type), and particular forms of ritual practice that DLTs provoke in users.

5th February 2021
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How technology is taking over all the cool jobs

Is the human, social side of everyday tasks being taken away by the desire for supplementing technology for human beings? 

2nd February 2021
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A marginal month – demarcating cheating in online competitions

Coronavirus and its impact on traditional sport has only increased the rate at which eSports is growing, whether measured in player numbers, revenue or as a form of popular spectator sport.

1st February 2021
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FCA regulation of cryptocurrency service providers: A slow start

The UK implemented the 5th Anti-Money Laundering Directive in January 2020, which extended anti-money laundering and counter terrorist financing (AML/CTF) regulation to include exchanges of fiat currency for cryptocurrency.

25th January 2021
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Cryptoassets, social media platforms and terrorism financing: a step into the regulatory unknown

In his new article that will be published in the Journal of Business Law later this year, Professor Nicholas Ryder investigates the link between terrorism financing, cryptoassets and social media platforms.

22nd January 2021

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