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ICOs on Our Terms and Conditions

Zoe Dolan is a lawyer focusing on crypto and blockchain projects, fintech and start-up business representation, and constitutional rights and freedoms. She is an experienced federal trial and appellate attorney and the author of various books. In this opinion piece, Dolan proposes a practical way to structure token sales that complies with securities laws and enhances value for all involved. To help regulators and the public understand why cryptographic token sales (also known as initial coin offerings, or ICOs) are [...]

Top Secret? Microsoft Opens Door to Government Blockchain Use

The U.S. government’s most sensitive data could soon be secured on a blockchain. Revealed today at Microsoft’s Government Cloud Forum 2017 in Washington D.C., the tech giant is launching Azure Government Secret – a service designed to provide government agencies better access to cloud computing. In doing so, however, Microsoft is notably opening the door to its blockchain offering – along with the new service, it is also allowing its existing Government Cloud clients access to the Microsoft Azure blockchain-as-a-service [...]

Bitcoin Meets Netflix? Laolu Is Building a Lightning-Powered App for That

A principal developer of the Lightning Network, Olaoluwa “Laolu” Osunokun is understandably interested in tools that could be made possible by Bitcoin. But while most developers have been focused on ironing out Bitcoin’s much-discussed protocol-level problems, Osunokun is taking a notable step in that he is actually considering launching a production application on top of the network. Despite the volatility of the scaling debate, and the uncertainty of just how many forks there will be, Osunokun is going so far as [...]