Entries by Jaliz Maldonado

The Legal Sector Shakes Hand With The Digital Age

  The digital age is an exciting time for most of us. Some of us, of course, is a little nervous at the disruptions that new technologies will bring. There comes a time in every 21st-century lawyer’s life, however, when she or he needs to hop on the Hyperloop to the future. Quantum Computing First, […]

Lawyer’s Guide to Understanding The Legal Risks of ICOs

Where there are profits to be won, lost or stolen, then governments and their rules, regulations, and laws surely follow. So it is with cryptocurrency and ICOs. The first bitcoin appeared on the cyber-scene in 2009 when the anonymous person or group called Satoshi Nakamoto created the first Bitcoin block. Since then, the exchange of […]

Breach Breakdown: Don’t Pull a Facebook

In late March 2018, the world wide web was shaken up by the news of a massive data breach that occurred three years earlier on Facebook, one of the largest and most widely populated social media platforms in existence. The data breach, perpetuated by UK-based political campaign-driven data collector Cambridge Analytica (CA), was initiated by […]

Law Firms’ Guide To Selecting A Cloud-Based Vendor

Selecting vendors can be a frustrating and complicated process—but it doesn’t have to be. You’ve already got enough to think about while considering the differences in functionality across different products and vendors, and factoring in security is like going through the entire decision-making process all over again! With a few key considerations, though, you can […]

Attorney’s Guide to the Unraveling of Cryptocurrency, Article 9 and Bankruptcy

The use of cryptocurrency is becoming more prevalent throughout the world. Until recently, it has pretty much been an economic free-for-all with little regulation or even definition by governments. As in most matters, however, governments are starting to express themselves on what position cryptocurrency occupies with respect to regulations and law. Cryptocurrency is an example […]

The Biggest Data Breach of 2017 and Why it Matters to Even the Smallest Law Firms

The Equifax data breach that occurred in July of 2017 is now infamous as one of the largest in cybersecurity history. The breach affected 143 million customers, and because of the nature of Equifax, included highly sensitive information, including social security numbers, full names, driver’s license numbers, and addresses. This may sound dramatic, but the […]

Security Regulations: Catching Up With Blockchain Technology

On February 16, 2018, the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) published guidelines on how it will handle inquiries about initial coin offerings, sometimes called token sales. Switzerland is the first nation to provide official guidance on ICOs. The move came in response to an overwhelming number of inquiries. FINMA’s guidelines spell out information that […]

How Blockchain Technology Will Drive Clients To Your Law Firm

Blockchain technology is the new black of technology. You have probably heard of blockchain in relation to bitcoin and how it’s bitcoin’s underlying technology. But what exactly is blockchain and how does it work? Most importantly, how will it affect the way law firms do business? First, an explanation is in order. Simply put, blockchain […]