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6/29/15: Professor Ronald Filler will moderate the panel “Central Clearing Issues” at the Risk Incisive Program in New York City.

6/22/15: Professor Ronald Filler kicked off the 37th Annual Futures Industry Association Law & Compliance Division Program in Washington, D.C., with his panel on “Compliance Raid Fire,” which involves 50 hypothetical problems relating to current legal and compliance issues facing the futures/derivatives industry.

6/20/15: Professor Houman Shadab was named to the Editorial Board of Ledger, the first peer-reviewed scholarly journal on cryptocurrency and blockchain technology, including related research in mathematics, computer science, engineering, law, and economics. More information about the journal is available here.

6/17/15: Professor Ronald Filler attended the Riskmathics Program in Mexico City, where he was the keynote speaker on “The Impact of Dodd-Frank Act and EMIR on Mexican Financial Institutions.”

6/17/15: Professor Houman Shadab mentioned in “Augur, Decentralized Prediction Marketplace, Launches Alpha.” [Bitcoin News]

6/15/15: Professor Houman Shadab gave a keynote presentation on “Blockchain Banking” at the Third Blockchain Workshops in London, England. More information about the event is available here.

6/15/15: Professor Houman Shadab is mentioned in “Blockchain Workshop to Educate Financial Industry About Digital Currency ” [Bitcoin Magazine], and “Bitcoin Education for Financial Execs Through The Blockchain Workshop.” [NewsBTC]

6/5/15: Professor Houman Shadab gave a briefing on recent developments in trade finance and payment systems at the annual Advancing Good Governance seminar held at Oxford University. More information is available here.

6/2/15: Professor Houman Shadab gave a presentation on digital currency regulation at a Financial Times live conference, “Mastering AML & KYC – New York.” More information is available here.

6/1/15: The May/June 2015 issue of the Journal of Taxation and Regulation of Financial Institutions, which is edited by Professor Houman Shadab, is now available online. The issue includes articles on bank liquidity regulations and target allocations in investment funds. The entire issue is available here.

5/30/15: Professor Tamara Belinfanti presented her forthcoming piece “Designing the Mission Controlled Corporation” at the Law and Society Association’s annual meeting as part of the panel on “Ownership and Control: New Considerations on Litigation, Governance Structures, and Shareholder Activism.”

5/28/15: Professor Houman Shadab spoke on a panel about Bitcoin derivatives at the Global Markets Insight conference, “Breakfast Briefing: Digital Currencies on Wall Street: Risks & Opportunities.” More information is available here.

5/26/15: Professor Tamara Belinfanti was an invited presenter at the seventh annual Berle Symposium at Seattle University School of Law which, this year, focused on the nature of the modern corporation.

5/18/15: Professor Howard Meyers’s letter to the editor under the headline “Investors Must Pay for Services One Way or Another” is published in The Wall Street Journal.

5/17/15: Professor Houman Shadab’s op-ed “What itBit’s Banking Law Charter Really Means” is published in Coindesk.

5/11/15: CBFL’s Bitcoin Law conference held at NYLS last October was mentioned in a caption for “How itBit defied naysayers to become bitcoin’s first chartered company.” [New York Business Journal]

5/7/15: Professor Houman Shadab quoted in “New York Charters Virtual Currency Firm Ahead of Expected AML Rules.” [Click here to read the article.]

5/6/15: Professor Houman Shadab quoted in “BitBeat: Day After FinCEN Bombshell, Ripple Labs Addresses Concerns” [Wall Street Journal]; “What Ripple’s FinCEN Fine Means for the Digital Currency Industry” [American Banker]; and “Feds’ Ripple Penalty Bolsters Fight Against NY’s BitLicense.” [Law 360]

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