Though experts had speculated for over a year that Facebook was considering launching a cryptocurrency, this month’s news reports confirming the rumors still sent shockwaves through the industry. For the first time, a U.S. tech behemoth is attempting to go … Continue Reading
Congratulations to the graduating class of Hoya Lawyers for 2019!! I look so forward to seeing your adventures and exploits as you make history! Very best of luck.
State attorney generals–and state law in general–tends to get a short shrift in crypto law, with most of the emphasis being on when a crypto asset is a security. But state law can play an important role–especially when it comes … Continue Reading
I’m delighted to have the opportunity to participate in Consensus this year, the annual gathering of the cryptocurrency and blockchain technology world. It should be one heck of a conference–and the agenda can be found here.
The act of regulation through informal methods such as speeches and letters — also known as jawboning — is used often in creating policy. And though it’s often been associated with the Federal Reserve, it hasn’t been sufficiently explored as … Continue Reading
The Geneva Report on the World Economy will consider how advances in information technology are changing the landscape of financial services provision and how those advances may be changing the optimal scale of banks. The authors of the report (Kathryn Petralia, Kabbage; … Continue Reading
The Biennial “DebtCon” conference was launched at Georgetown Law in January 2016, and is returning here after a turn at the Graduate Institute in Geneva in October 2017. Georgetown’s Institute of International Economic Law will host DebtCon3 in Washington, D.C. … Continue Reading
I wake up to the following news on twitter: BREAKING: WTO issues bombshell ruling, saying Russia was right to invoke Article 21 “national security” exemption to impose trade restrictions on Ukraine. Potential win for @realDonaldTrump who uses national security as … Continue Reading
Bitcoin’s meteoric rise throughout 2017 was accompanied by a growing assumption by some in the marketplace that a cryptocurrency might appreciate in perpetuity given the success of a network, as might the value of shares in a company. But, as Dan … Continue Reading