• 2021 Government Blockchain Week | September 27 – October 2
    09/27/2021 - 10/02/2021 | (09/02/2021)

    The U.S. Government Blockchain Association (GBA) is hosting a week-long live event, Government Blockchain Week. Blockchain is increasing in popularity amongst all different fields and inspiring topics such as NFTs, law enforcement, cryptocurrency etc. Government Blockchain Week will explore “the future of money, governance and the law.”

  • As the seasons prepare to change, financial services law firm Murphy & McGonigle is also experiencing a transition. Elizabeth Lan Davis, Shareholder in the Firm’s Commodities, Futures & Derivatives; FinTech & Blockchain; and White Collar Defense, Investigations & Compliance Counseling practices, becomes just the second Chair and President of Murphy & McGonigle in its history today.

  • With the Taliban seemingly in control of Afghanistan, financial institutions and money transmitting businesses will need to revisit their AML and anti-terrorist financing playbooks to avoid sanctions issues with regulators.

  • For some time, there has been a debate about whether digital assets, based on blockchain technology, are a passing fad or a fundamental game changer. A recent survey and report by Deloitte seems to put that question to rest. As the report reads: "Participation in the age of digital assets is not an option – it is inevitable." Thus, key changes to banking and finance must be embraced as the world goes digital. In gathering the data to prepare its report, Deloitte polled a sample of 1,280 senior executives and practitioners in 10 international locations who had at least a general understanding of blockchain, digital currencies, and digital assets. Within that larger group, Deloitte defined two subgroups, Financial Services Industry respondents ("FSI overall") and Financial Services Industry Pioneers ("FSI Pioneers"). It defined FSI Pioneers as those respondents whose organizations have already deployed blockchain solutions into production and/or integrated digital assets into their core business activities.

  • Matthew B. Comstock attorney profile image

    Matthew Comstock of the firm’s FinTech & Blockchain Practice authored an article regarding Securities and Exchange Commission jurisdiction over crypto assets in the Expert Analysis section of Law360 (8/26/21). In the article, Mr. Comstock analyzes the SEC’s stance on cryptocurrency and provides expert insight as to why the SEC believes it is uniquely qualified to protect the investing public.

  • Matthew Comstock of the firm’s FinTech & Blockchain Practice authored an article regarding Securities and Exchange Commission jurisdiction over crypto assets in the Expert Analysis section of Law360 (8/26/21). In the article, Mr. Comstock analyzes the SEC’s stance on cryptocurrency and provides insight as to why the SEC believes it is uniquely qualified to protect the investing public.