On September 4th, Alan Cohn hosted the 229th episode of The Cyberlaw Podcast. We took a deep dive into all things blockchain and cryptocurrency discussing recent regulatory developments and best practices for users of exchanges.
Anyone who has tried to explain bitcoin around their kitchen table knows that it is not easy to put your finger on what exactly the technology is. Because of their innovative nature, digital currencies don’t have obvious analogs or fit easily into existing categories. Bitcoin is part currency, part digital payment system, and part immutable… Continue Reading
We’re back from hiatus with a boatload of news and a cautiously libertarian technologist guest in Nick Weaver of the International Computer Science Institute in Berkeley. To start Episode 95 of the podcast, Michael Vatis and I plumb the meaning of the Cyber Security Act’s passage. The big news? Apparently Santa is real, state laws… Continue Reading
On Wednesday, December 16, 2015, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC or Commission) approved for publication two proposed rules to amend existing regulations addressing cybersecurity. The proposed rules would establish testing obligations and safeguards for the automated systems used by designated contract markets (DCMs), swap execution facilities (SEFs), swap data repositories (SDRs) (the Exchange Proposal),… Continue Reading