This investment insight explains the origins of digital currency and explores its potential as an asset. Bitcoin was created to provide a new global form of electronic currency as “a peer-to-peer electronic cash system,” with the goal of addressing the lack of trust between counterparties making and receiving payments due to the risk of fraud.
This article reprint was published in the September 11, 2017 edition of the New York Law Journal Trusts & Estates section. New York’s last legislative session for 2017-2018 ended on June 21, 2017. A review of what passed before the June recess, what failed to pass and what lies ahead when the session resumes for 2018.
September 27, 2017— On Sunday, Germany held general elections for the Bundestag, its lower house of parliament. This election was the last in a series of 2017 European elections in which right-wing, anti-immigrant parties and candidates challenged centrists. Earlier this year, centrists soundly defeated extremists in both the Netherlands and France. In the campaign for German