Jennifer O’Rourke from Illinois Department of Commerce and Illinois #Blockchain Initiative (@IL_Blockchain)

Jennifer O’Rourke from Illinois Department of Commerce and Illinois #Blockchain Initiative (@IL_Blockchain) joined us in our Blockchain Law Class this week to provide her perspective on a variety of topics from digital identity to the role of government in blockchain related innovation. Above is a slidedeck similar to the version that she presented in our class.

Senate Cryptocurrency Hearing Strikes a Cautiously Optimistic Tone (via TechCrunch)

Meanwhile Goldman suggests it all might be going to zero or better stated “most cryptocurrencies will ultimately fall to zero as current iterations are ‘too primitive’ to be viable in the long term.”   There is merit to the Goldman view – I would say the question to focus upon is what is actually going to persist here -for us the key is probably helping incumbents learn how to incorporate crypto tech into their respective business models.

Blockchain, Crypto Infrastructure and the Transaction Cost View of Economic History


Blockchain, Crypto Infrastructure and the Transaction Cost View of Economic History — This is a course module available on    BlockchainLawClass.com (check back for more over the coming weeks)

Blockchain, Cryptocurrency + Law Course – ( Professor Nelson Rosario + Professor Daniel Martin Katz )


Next semester – I am looking forward to teaching Blockchain, Cryptocurrency + Law with CK alum 
Nelson Rosario – there is real demand for this class among our students – the class was full before registration was even complete — we have 50 students taking the class and had to turn away a number of students … #LegalTech #Blockchain #LegalInnovation #Hashtag 

Digital Coins Are So Hot, Startups Are Selling Them Like an IPO (via Bloomberg)


ICO vs IPO … ICO’s are So Hot – “ICOs may seem to fall into a legal gray area, but she says the vast majority of tokens count as securities, and if they are sold to investors in the U.S., they fall under the jurisdiction of the Securities and Exchange Commission … The SEC has yet to wade in, but the hotter the ICO market, the greater the potential for abuse or investor losses that could spur the agency to act. Channing suspects the regulators are waiting for the right case.”