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From crypto winter to crypto trading platform collapse – paving the path to greater regulation of crypto12 December 2022
The trajectory of the crypto sector has been marked by a number of events over the course of this year from the crypto-winter (including instability in crypto markets, the collapse of Terra (an algorithmically-backed stablecoin supplemented by a reserve of Bitcoin) and consequential failures of crypto-related firms) through to the collapse of the centralised crypto trading platform FTX and most of its associated businesses. The regulatory message from Sir John Cunliffe has been consistent throughout: we need effective regulation of crypto technologies in finance.
21 November 2022
Cryptoassets are volatile by nature; while high risk may lead to high reward, there is also the very real prospect of such assets losing all value.
22 June 2022
In this next instalment of our Metaverse 101 series, we look at some of the regulatory issues to consider when selling and distributing cryptoassets (we covered regulatory issues concerning the advertising of cryptoassets in our earlier article). As this is a new and developing area of law, there are often more questions than there are answers. This post explores the relevant regulatory regimes applicable to cryptoassets for which the UK Financial Conduct Authority has responsibility.
What challenges could the metaverse bring to the workplace?: Linda Hynes comments for Silicon Republic04 April 2022
The metaverse is a virtual world, that uses augmented and virtual reality (VR), where people can meet and interact with one another. For many employers, the first experience of it may come from using VR tools to holding conferences and events.
Press14 March 2022
There are many visions of the metaverse, which is essentially a virtual world that incorporates virtual reality where people can meet and interact. For many employers, the earliest glimpse of the metaverse may be the use of virtual reality systems in conferences and events.
11 February 2022
The metaverse and virtual reality offer opportunities but look set to throw up new employment issues around diversity, misconduct and more. Are we ready?
James Davies comments on how employment law is not ready for the Metaverse in the International Employment Lawyer
Press04 February 2022
After a two-year-long global pandemic, most of us will now consider ourselves expert – or at least proficient – in using remote working tools, such as Zoom or Microsoft Teams. These tools have been invaluable to communicate with colleagues around the globe, but they may soon be rendered obsolete by Big Tech.
11 January 2022
Welcome to this year’s technology predictions! Technology certainly continues to present a growling engine of change but there is no escaping the fact that it really does create opportunities to ‘do a job that customers want done’. And with that intro, we dive straight into our predictions!