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Back at the very beginning of 2020 Covid-19 still hadn't been designated a pandemic, Brexit still wasn't quite 'done' and you could start...
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The ICO is encouraging developers to consider privacy at an early stage when implementing new technologies and, in its first annual...
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On 15 September 2022 the long-awaited transition to a 'proof-of-stake' consensus mechanism on Ethereum—referred to as 'The Merge'—finally...
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On Monday 8 August the US Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctioned virtual currency mixer Tornado...
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Ever since Facebook rebranded as “Meta”, everyone has been talking about the Metaverse. But what exactly is it (or could it be) and what...
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Last week, the UK Law Commission (the "Commission") published its much anticipated advice to the Government on the application of the...
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Do cryptoassets pose a risk to the stability of the UK's financial system? In a speech published on 13 October, Sir Jon Cunliffe, Deputy...
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Recent months have seen an explosion in the popularity (and value) of non-fungible tokens (NFTs).  An NFT is a unique (non-fungible)...
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The UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) recently published a short whitepaper on distributed ledger technology (DLT) to help...
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Are they the next big thing or is it all hype? Will they revolutionise the art world or destroy it? Whatever your view, non-fungible...
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The UK Jurisdiction Taskforce (UKJT) has publicly consulted on draft new Digital Dispute Resolution Rules that can be incorporated into...
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Is it possible for a blockchain solution to respect the fundamental principles of data protection and privacy? We have previously...
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On Monday the Financial Stability Board (FSB) published its final report and high level recommendations on the regulation, supervision...
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Emerging tech has been a topic of significant interest in recent times: not only for its exciting and innovative subject matter (think of...
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On 6 October 2020 the FCA published a Policy Statement (PS20/10) prohibiting the sale to retail clients of certain investment products...
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On 21 April, the EU Blockchain Observatory & Forum (an initiative of the European Commission to accelerate blockchain innovation within...