News Archive 2015

12/14/15: Professor Houman Shadab is quoted in “The Fintech Boom And Bank Innovation.” [Forbes]

11/12/15: Professor Houman Shadab participated in a workshop hosted by the World Economic Forum on “The Role of Financial Services in Society” which focused on the impact of technology on financial stability, and included representatives from federal regulatory agencies including the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, as well as representatives from leading global financial institutions including JP Morgan, MasterCard, and Barclays Capital.

11/1/15: Professor Stacy-Ann Elvy was invited to present her current article “Contracting in the Age of the Internet of Things: Article 2 of the UCC and Beyond” at the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth Law School’s Junior Faculty Exchange.

10/26/15: Professor Ronald Filler will speak at ACI’s Energy Trading Compliance Program on “Cross Border issues Facing Energy Trading Firms” on November 16-17 in Washington, DC, RiskMathics’ program on “Impact of the Dodd-Frank Act on Colombian Financial Institutions” on November 23-24 in Bogota, Colombia, and RiskMathics’ program on “Impact of the Dodd-Frank Act on Chilean Financial Institutions” on November 26-27, in Santiago, Chile.

10/7/15: Professor Houman Shadab spoke on a panel on “Digital Currencies and the Volatility of Bitcoin” at the 2015 Buy-Side Technology North American Summit in midtown Manhattan. Click here for more information.

10/5/15: Professor Houman Shadab is quoted in “Bitcoin Exchange Founded by Winklevoss Twins Debuts as Gemini.” [Bloomberg Business]

9/30/15: Professor Houman Shadab is quoted in “US student loans provider SoFi raises $1bn.” [Financial Times]

9/28/15: Professor Houman Shadab is cited in “CFTC Brings First Bitcoin Enforcement Action, Further Clarifying U.S. Regulatory Landscape for Virtual Currencies.” [Davis Polk]

9/26/15: Professor Houman Shadab spoke on the panel “A $1.6 Quadrillion Opportunity – Securities Clearing and Settlement” at the Consensus Conference on the Digital Currency Economy. More information is available here.

9/18/15: Professor Houman Shadab is quoted in “Government to Regulate Bitcoin as a Commodity.” [Washington Examiner]

9/17/15: Professor Houman Shadab is quoted in “CFTC Settlement: Virtual Currency a Commodity.” [Bloomberg BNA] (attached)

9/17/15: Professor Houman Shadab is quoted in “CFTC Ruling Defines Bitcoin and Digital Currencies as Commodities” [CoinDesk]

9/16/15: Professor Houman Shadab is mentioned in “A Quarterly Academic Journal on Bitcoin Comes Into Existence.” [Coinfox]

9/10/15: Professor Houman Shadab is quoted in “Trust, Law Enforcement and Killer Apps: Consensus 2015 Morning Sessions.” [CoinDesk]

9/9/15: Professor Houman Shadab is quoted in “Visa, Nasdaq, Others Invest $30 Million in Bitcoin-Related Startup.” [The Wall Street Journal]

8/21/15: Professor Houman Shadab is mentioned in “Next-Gen Prediction Market To Test Limits in D.C.” [Politico]

8/14/15: Professor Stacy-Ann Elvy recently presented her current project, “Commercial Law in the Age of the Internet of Things: Article 2 of the UCC and Beyond,” at Vanderbilt Law School. She has also been selected to serve as a country of origin legal expert for Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago by the Rights in Exile Programme (Oxford, United Kingdom).

8/1/15: Professor Tamara Belinfanti (along with Professor Deborah Archer) will speak about “Poverty Capitalism: The New Tax on Poor People of Color” at the “Present and Future of Civil Rights Movements: Race and Reform in 21st Century America” conference at Duke Law School in November 2015.

7/28/15: Professor Houman Shadab is quoted in “American Banker Conference: Lines Drawn in Blockchain Debate.” [Coin Desk]

7/27/15: Professor Houman Shadab is mentioned in “Winklevoss Twins Hoping to Nationalize their Bitcoin Exchange.” [News BTC]

7/24/15: Professor Houman Shadab is mentioned in “Winklevoss Twins File Paperwork to Operate Gemini Bitcoin Exchange.” To read more, click here.

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.”

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]

4/30/15: Professor Houman Shadab spoke on a panel at Stanford Law School’s annual Future Law Conference on “New Breakthroughs in Computational Law.” He spoke about contract and enterprise automation and related issues in organizational law. More information is available here.

4/29/15: Professor Houman Shadab quoted in “The Bitcoin Startup Ecosystem in Bear Market, Regulatory Environment.” [Allcoinsnews]

4/28/15: Professor Houman Shadab mentioned in “Inside Bitcoins NYC Presentation Day 1 (morning till noon).” [Bitcoinist]

4/28/15: Professor Houman Shadab spoke on a panel at the Inside Bitcoins New York conference on “The Bitcoin Startup Ecosystem.” Other participants on the panel included Brock Pierce, Founder and Managing Partner of Blockchain Capital, and Eddy Travia, Co-Founder and Chief Startup Officer at Seedcoin. More information is available here.

4/23/15: Professor Ronald Filler moderated a panel on “Current Regulatory Derivatives Issues” at a conference titled “2015 Securities Litigation & Regulatory Enforcement Conference: Insights for the Financial Service Attorney.”

4/19/15: The March/April edition of the Journal of Taxation and Regulation of Financial Institutions, edited by Professor Houman Shadab, includes articles on cybersecurity for community banks, margin requirements for uncleared derivatives, and Citibank’s suit to obtain a tax refund from the South Dakota Department of Revenue. The current Assistant Editors are Keila S. Espinosa 2L and Alec Rubenstein 2L.

4/17/15: Professor Tamara Belinfanti quoted in “Chicago Inno Beat 4/17 – Etsy and the Price of Social Consciousness, Unicorns, CPS EdTech, Rogue Golf Carts.” [Chicago Inno]

4/17/15: Professor Ronald Filler mentioned in “Regulators must harmonise NDF clearing rules” [FX Week] [subscription required]

4/16/15: Professor Tamara Belinfanti’s op-ed “Social Good Is Not Inconsistent with Profit” appears in The New York Times.

4/14/15: Professor Ronald Filler moderated a panel on the “Regulation of Non-Deliverable FX Forwards” at the FX Invest Conference in Chicago.

4/7/15: Professor Houman Shadab quoted in “Banks Can Cherry-Pick the Best Bits from Bitcoin: Report.” [American Banker]

4/7/15: Professor Houman Shadab quoted in “‘Smart Contracts’ Won’t Eliminate Need For Lawyers.” [Law360]

4/4/15: Professor Houman Shadab mentioned in “Bitcoin Petition Calls for ‘Safe Harbor’” in ForEx News.

3/30/15: Professor Ronald Filler was quoted in “Stalking Jon Corzine.” [Newsweek]

3/25/15: Professor Houman Shadab was mentioned in “NYPAY Hosts Event on Cryptocurrencies and Regulation at Deloitte.” [Bitcoin News]

3/10/15: Professor Ronald Filler moderated a panel at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission Program for International Regulators before some 50 governmental regulators from around the globe. The topic of the panel was “ Clearing Issues.”

3/9/15: Professor Houman Shadab’s article “How Bitcoin Will Change International Bank Payments” featured on the homepage of Coin Center.

3/6/15: Professors Tamara Belinfanti and Houman Shadab will make presentations at the Fourth Annual Seminar on Advancing Good Governance in International Development to be held at Oxford University on June 4 and 5, 2015. Professor Belinfanti will speak about “Social ‘Intrapreneurship’ in the Private Sector: Praxis, Process and Potential,” while Professor Shadab will present a “Briefing on Recent Developments” where he will feature recent work on trade finance and electronic payment systems such as M-Pesa and governance issues related to them.

3/6/15: Professor Houman Shadab is quoted in “SWIFT Panel Sees a Future for Bitcoin in International Banking.” [Cryptocoins News]

3/4/15: Professor Houman Shadab was quoted in “Cryptocurrency Technology Set to Shake Up Correspondent Banking.” [American Banker]

3/2/15: Professor Houman Shadab was mentioned in “The Next Big Thing: A Robotic ‘Nexus’ of Contracts.” [All About Alpha]

2/27/15: Professor Houman Shadab’s blog post “Empowering Distributed Autonomous Companies” was featured in Issue #43 of Bitcoin Weekly. [Bitcoin Weekly]

2/19/15: Professor Ronald Filler was elected to the Executive Committee of the National Futures Association, the derivatives industry’s self-regulatory organization. For more information, click here.

2/10/15: Professor Houman Shadab was mentioned in “SWIFT Event to Discuss Bitcoin’s Impact on Banking.” [CoinDesk] He was also mentioned in “New Jersey Legislators Take First Look At Virtual Currency’s Regulatory System.” [Banking Daily]

2/6/15: Professor Houman Shadab was mentioned in “SWIFT, the Global Financial Messaging Standard Body to Discuss Crypto-Protocols.” [Bitcoin News] He was also mentioned in “Bitcoin Panel Seeks New Take on Regulation at New Jersey Hearing.” [CoinDesk]

2/5/15: Professor Houman Shadab testified before the New Jersey Assembly’s Committee on Financial Institutions and Insurance about digital currencies.

2/4/15: Professor Houman Shadab was quoted in “New Jersey Eyes Bill to Lure Digital Currency Businesses.”To read the article, click here.

2/4/15: Professor Houman Shadab was mentioned in “New Jersey Assembly To Hold Hearing on Bitcoin & Digital Currency Regulation Tomorrow.” Read more here.

1/28/15: Professor Houman Shadab spoke on a panel called “The Business Survival Guide to Bitcoin” at the New York State Bar Association annual meeting. More information about the panel is available here.

1/23/15: Professor Howard Meyers is quoted in the Wall Street Journal in “The Accidental Debt That Wouldn’t Die.”

1/23/15: Professor Ronald Filler moderated a panel on clearing and customer protection issues at the Winter Meeting of the ABA Business Law Section Derivatives & Futures Law Committee, in Naples, Florida. More information about the meeting is available here.

1/15/15: Professor Houman Shadab’s co-authored article “Bitcoin Financial Regulation: Securities, Derivatives, Prediction Markets, and Gambling” was published in the Columbia Science and Technology Law Review and is available here.

1/13/15: Professor Houman Shadab was mentioned in “Coin Center Launches Website.” [Coin Report] He was also quoted in “Forget Currency, Bitcoin Tech is the Revolution.” [Alley Watch]

1/9/15: Professor Houman Shadab was named an inaugural Fellow at the Coin Center, a Washington D.C.-based nonprofit research and advocacy organization focused on public policy issues facing cryptocurrency technologies such as Bitcoin. More information is available here.

1/8/15: Professor Houman Shadab is mentioned in “CFTC Commissioner: Market Manipulation Could Shape Bitcoin’s Future.” Click here to read the article.

1/6/15: Professor Houman Shadab is mentioned in “Think Tank Launches To Educate Lawmakers and the Media on Blockchain Technologies.” Click here to read the article.

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