Blockchain is emerging as a candidate for one of the major disruptive technologies of our time, with the potential to transform a huge number of industry sectors in the near future. While many will have heard of blockchain, not everyone may appreciate fully the extent of its applications, its (current) practical limitations, or the unique legal challenges that it poses.

On this page, we focus on these issues and offer our insights into some of the potential uses for and issues associated with blockchain, distributed ledger technology and crypto-currencies, including our brief introduction to blockchain as a concept.

For more information, you can also download our blockchain report, “Beyond Bitcoin”, which follows on from a series of events that we held across our European offices in conjunction with Reply S.p.a., a blockchain market specialist.

Blockchain in the financial services sector: what’s on the regulator’s agenda?

Late in 2017, the UK Financial Conduct Authority published a Feedback Statement on its Discussion Paper (DP 17/03) on distributed ledger technology (DLT), otherwise known as blockchain. The Feedback Statement...

Written on 3 Jan 2018

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Blockchain in finance: what are the most promising uses?

Blockchain has continued to grab column inches in technology publications, financial services industry press and more recently in the mainstream media. In this article, we look at some of the...

Written on 23 Nov 2017

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Blockchain and identity: a solution without a problem?

When did you last need to prove your identity? Not just remember a PIN number to use a credit card – though that is, in a way, a proof of...

Written on 2 Nov 2017

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Initial Coin Offerings | the current state of a rapidly changing market

Unless you’re actively involved in blockchain technology or interested in cryptocurrencies, it’s likely you wouldn’t have heard of an Initial Coin Offering (ICO) until just the past few months. To...

Written on 10 Oct 2017

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Blockchain and land registries: records of the future?

What is blockchain? Blockchain is, in essence, a digital database (or ledger) distributed across a network of computers.  The records are protected by cryptography and are, therefore, protected against human...

Written on 28 Sep 2017

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Initial Coin Offerings – the tension between innovation and regulation in Singapore

Warning shots have been sounded by regulators amidst the rising phenomenon of “initial coin offerings” (ICOs). Whilst global regulators mull over how they should address and ring-fence the phenomenon (see...

Written on 12 Sep 2017

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