In a joint statement on August 6, data protection regulators from the United States, United Kingdom, European Union, Canada, and Australia came head-on, issuing a joint statement slamming the Libra project and Facebook for failing to address the fledgling cryptocurrency’s privacy risks.
A leading attorney in the blockchain and cryptocurrency business, Klayman has joined Linklaters as the U.S. Head of FinTech and Blockchain & Digital Assets, the firm announced on July 18. Linklaters ranked 12th in Law.com’s 2018 Global 200 survey of the highest grossing law firms in the world. Headquartered in London, it has a strong practice in the finance and banking, and the technology market, among other areas.
I had a chance to talk with crypto visionary, Charlie Shrem, best known for pioneering the buying, selling, and spending of Bitcoin at hundreds of retail locations including CVS, Duane Reade, 7-Eleven, Walmart, and Walgreens.
Walmart, Merck, IBM, and KPMG are teaming up with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on a blockchain pilot program aimed at protecting the American pharmaceutical supply chain.