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Bitcoin and blockchain are no longer tech-nerd abstractions. Digital currency is becoming a significant part of doing business these days, as the law plays catch-up to regulate it. In this Instant Insights, we look at the impact that cryptocurrency is having on the legal marketplace and the practice of law.

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Slaughter and May and Cravath, Swaine & Moore have joined forces for the first time to produce a research and guidance note about blockchain technology.

The report, which offers “practical guidance” on creating blockchain and distributed ledger products that are GDPR-compliant, is aimed at privacy lawmakers and the wider industry.

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Andrew Messios

Andrew joined Legal Week in September 2018 and covers legal technology, new law, insurance, equity capital markets and IP. He joined from legal directory Chambers & Partners where he was a senior researcher for the first edition FinTech and litigation support guides. He has an undergraduate degree in Physics with Philosophy, and has previously worked on local newspapers and magazines.

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