LittleLaw Looks At…SPACs: The future of financial regulation?

Binance is the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange by daily trading volume. It offers customers the opportunity to buy a variety of cryptocurrencies and cryptocurrency derivatives, all on its online platform. Only a few years old, it has been caught in the crypto-mania of the past year, which has seen its number of users and its revenue increase rapidly. Traders on its platform bought and sold an estimated $38bn a day and made derivative bets worth up to $129bn.

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LittleLaw Looks At…Binance and the FCA

Binance is the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange by daily trading volume. It offers customers the opportunity to buy a variety of cryptocurrencies and cryptocurrency derivatives, all on its online platform. Only a few years old, it has been caught in the crypto-mania of the past year, which has seen its number of users and its revenue increase rapidly. Traders on its platform bought and sold an estimated $38bn a day and made derivative bets worth up to $129bn.

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LittleLaw Looks At… The Legal Framework for Deepfakes

Coinciding with the democratisation of technology (the rapid increase in accessibility of technology), the emergence of “deepfakes” has experienced a meteoric rise. The term “deepfake” is an apt amalgamation of “deep-learning” and “fakes”, two concepts which exist independently of one another, but when combined have a greater, more ominous meaning. Deepfake is the term used whereby somebody’s face (and typically words) are superimposed onto another’s body in a video, changing the content of their expressions and speech for any agenda imaginable, often with nefarious intent. Indeed, with remarkable ease, we are now enabled to change people’s words and actions.

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LittleLaw Looks at… Misinformation and the Covid-19 Vaccine

Since the Covid-19 outbreak began in December 2019 information about the virus has spread online at an unprecedented rate. However, not all of it has been reliable. The WHO believes we are in the middle of an “infodemic” which it defines as “an abundance of information, some accurate and some not, occurring during an epidemic.1 With such a vast volume of information available it is hard to distinguish between facts and outright misinformation. There are now widespread concerns that the prevalence of misinformation will dissuade people from receiving the recently approved Pfizer vaccine. The government is working with social media sites and considering fast tracking digital media laws to clamp down on harmful misinformation. The not-so-new skill being deployed is Emotional Intelligence (or “EI”), the ethos of the new lawyer is O Shaped... and the power of this combination is undeniable.

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LL Looks At… The O Shaped Lawyer

Coming soon to a law firm near you, is a brand new breed of lawyer. One that’s fully equipped with an arsenal of unconventional and previously overlooked “legal” skills, essential for success in a post-Covid world. The not-so-new skill being deployed is Emotional Intelligence (or “EI”), the ethos of the new lawyer is O Shaped... and the power of this combination is undeniable.

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