Understanding the Rise of NFTs

If you have any tangible connection to the crypto space, by now you have definitely heard of NFTs. What’s incredible is that even if you have no connection to the crypto space, there is still a good chance that you’ve heard about NFTs. This is remarkable because as little as a few months ago, … Read more about Understanding the Rise of NFTs

DAOs: A Legal Analysis

This article is a law and regulatory focused missive on Distributed Autonomous Organizations (“DAO” or “DAOs”). I want to be clear that we are big fans of these structures and believe that they will have a major impact on our society because they can fundamentally alter how businesses are formed and … Read more about DAOs: A Legal Analysis

Bankruptcy Alternatives for the Cannabis Industry

Of its many tragic consequences, COVID-19 has left a significant mark on the global economy as it pressures thousands of businesses to temporarily – if not permanently – shut their doors. April data from the American Bankruptcy Institute suggested a 26% increase in Chapter 11 filings from 2019.1 … Read more about Bankruptcy Alternatives for the Cannabis Industry

Firm Webinar: Cryptocurrency and DeFi in 2020

On April 30, The Rodman Law Group hosted a webinar panel to discuss the state of cryptocurrency and decentralized finance ("DeFi") industries. Moderated by firm Associate Attorney Rebecca Spence, the panel was made up of industry veterans including Firm Founder David Rodman, foreign legal … Read more about Firm Webinar: Cryptocurrency and DeFi in 2020

Santander Unveils New Blockchain Bond Initiative

Last week, Banco Santander, S.A. (d/b/a Santander Group) revealed that the multinational bank has initiated a complete end-to-end blockchain bond, issuing and settling the bond using public blockchain technology. One of the first of its kind, Santander claims that the successful end-to-end … Read more about Santander Unveils New Blockchain Bond Initiative

CFTC Chairman: DLT Can Automate Regulation

  The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has, thus far, exhibited far more enthusiasm for Distributed Ledge Technology ("DLT") than the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"). On balance the CFTC has come across as open, if not downright enthused by the possibilities … Read more about CFTC Chairman: DLT Can Automate Regulation

Has Northern Trust Killed the Big Four??

Northern Trust has begun a massive operation to expand its blockchain and cryptocurrency offerings across multiple divisions. This marks one of the first forays into blockchain and cryptocurrency by a traditional financial institution. Northern Trust, a 129-year old company with nearly $10.7 … Read more about Has Northern Trust Killed the Big Four??

State-Backed Cannabis Bank Bill Passes California Senate

Last week, California lawmakers moved to create a bank backed by the state that would help handle money from the state's newly created recreational marijuana market. The bill, SB930, which would allow charter banks and credit unions regulated by the California Department of Business Oversight to … Read more about State-Backed Cannabis Bank Bill Passes California Senate