Jeffrey Berns and Emmanuel Rayes

Lawyer, ETHNews

Jeffrey Berns and Emmanuel Rayes are lawyers for Berns Inc. and ETHNews.

Bitfinex Solution Fraught With Issues
August 18th 2016
Bitfinex Solution Fraught With Issues
In light of the recent hacking incident that resulted in the theft of approximately $70 million, Bitfinex chose to reduce customer deposits by 36% to equally distribute the losses. This solution raises substantial concerns.
ethereum hard fork litigation
July 20th 2016
Litigation Resulting from Ethereum Hard Fork Unlikely
Today the Ethereum community reached a consensus and implemented a successful “hard fork” of the Ethereum blockchain, which provides for the return of funds that were previously lost as a result of the exploitation of the DAO. There will unlikely be any legal consequences resulting from the implementation of this hard fork.
virtual currency legislation
July 13th 2016
Virtual Currency Legislation on the Horizon
The US government has provided guidance on the treatment of virtual currencies, which has resulted in controversy. However, new legislation is on the horizon which will have a positive effect on Ether and Bitcoin prices.

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