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Blockchains: The Unhackable Is Now Being Hacked

While blockchain technology has been long touted for its security, under certain conditions it can be quite vulnerable. Sometimes shoddy execution can be blamed, or unintentional software bugs. Other times it’s more of a gray area—the complicated result of interactions between the code, the economics of the blockchain, and human greed. That’s been known in theory since the technology’s beginning. Now that so many blockchains are out in the world, we are learning what it actually means—often the hard way.

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Russia, Runet, and Internet Independence

In a sensational test of technological independence, Russia is making plans to cut off its internet from the rest of the world, with a giant ‘unplugging’ experiment that will affect over 100 million Russian internet users. The contentious plan is expected to be enshrined in law soon, and although nobody knows just when the great unplugging will take place, it should happen imminently.

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Investigation of Blockchain Network Security

Blockchain technology eliminates the need for a trusted central authority, and instead relies upon consensus mechanisms to ensure the security of the network. In this investigation, we explore authentication methods common to most blockchain networks, then explore the two most popular consensus mechanisms: Proof of Work (PoW) and Proof of Stake (PoS).

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Innovation and Blockchain: Practical Considerations for Legal Technology Leaders

In 2019, blockchain and distributed ledger technologies will continue to occupy a prominent role in conversations about transformative innovation in the practice of law. In her recent article on blockchain published by Above The Law, strategist, author, and speaker Olga Mack highlights some critical considerations for innovative leaders working with these disruptive technologies.

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eDiscovery and the Global Legal Blockchain Consortium

The Global Legal Blockchain Consortium (GLBC) appears to provide an excellent and collaborative forum for legal industry professionals, to include those in the eDiscovery ecosystem, seeking to learn, develop, and deploy blockchain-centric solutions and services.

How Distributed Ledger Technology Might Influence eDiscovery

Attorneys now need to recognize blockchain transactions as a source of ESI that needs to be considered in preparing and responding to discovery requests, in the same manner as text, social media, and other electronic data sources.