Ethereal Summit 2018: Five Takeaways

By: Austin Mills and Rachel Neufeld

We recently attended ConsenSys’ Ethereal Summit 2018 in New York. Ethereal was organized around bringing builders, philosophers, policymakers, artists, and humanitarians from around the world together for community building and knowledge sharing around how to create a decentralized future using blockchain technology.

1. Toward a Decentralized Future

Unsurprisingly, the primary theme on display throughout Ethereal was decentralization. Joe Lubin, co-founder of Ethereum and founder of ConsenSys, gave a compelling keynote speech around decentralizing society and commerce in

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Five Takeaways from MIT Business of Blockchain (April 22-23 / Boston, MA)

By: Rachel Neufeld

The MMM Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Group was recently in attendance at the MIT Business of Blockchain event, kicking off an exciting spring tour of conferences focusing on this promising new technology.

5 takeaways from the event:

1. There are many different types of blockchains.
The word “blockchain” is a catchall phrase that describes a type of distributed ledger technology that uses cryptography to secure its data in an immutable way. There are many different types of blockchains: public blockchains, private blockchains, and permissioned blockchains. These blockchains use different consensus mechanisms (e.g. proof of work and proof of stake) and different

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MMM’s Austin Mills discusses Blockchain’s legal issues and his role as chair of the firm’s Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Group

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Blockchain technology and cryptocurrency represent a potential paradigm shift in the way we transact with each other. The number of potential uses is wide-ranging and open-ended — it’s a reality that could disrupt any industry that involves the movement of data or value. Most industries and business models will at least be exposed to blockchain technology.

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MMM’s Corporate Tech Practice introduces our Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Law team headed up by associate Austin Mills

October 9th, 2017
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The team also includes attorneys with substantial experience advising clients in all legal aspects relating to Blockchain-related initiatives, particularly in connection with token sales (commonly referred to as Initial Coin Offerings or ICOs), the issuance and management of cryptocurrencies, and the implications of utilizing Blockchain and cryptocurrencies within an organization.

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ATA June Education Event: Blockchain

Last week MMM Attorney Austin Mills moderated a panel for an ATA event on blockchain. Here are a few of Austin’s key takeaways:


1. Previously, most blockchain activity revolved around bitcoin as a currency or a few major projects. We are now seeing widespread development of blockchain technologies to disrupt industries and solve problems.


2. Token Sales (aka ICOs) have provided a new vehicle to raise capital, with hundreds of millions raised through ICOs in the past quarter.


3. Securities, money transmission,

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