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Jeffrey K. Berns is the Managing Partner and head of the Los Angeles office for Berns Weiss Inc. Over the course of his 25-year legal career, he has tenaciously fought for the rights of consumers, concentrating his practice on consumer lending and consumer fraud class actions. Among his other accomplishments, he led a group of 20 law firms that prosecuted cutting-edge class action cases against financial institutions, such as Countrywide, Wells Fargo, and JPMorgan Chase, concerning destructive negative amortization loans that unknowingly caused borrowers to assume tens of thousands of dollars of additional debt. These efforts led to settlements comprising hundreds of millions of dollars in cash payments and substantial loan modification relief. Visit www.law111.com for more info.
opinion

Filtering Out The Advertisements

Oct 30th, 2017
Jeffrey Berns
The blockchain ecosystem has very few free and uncompromised media sites through which information flows. Due to a sharp increase in ICOs and the desire of many ICO issuers to generate publicity for their offerings, many blockchain “news” organizations have been increasingly willing to abandon their journalistic integrity by publishing paid promotional content, without disclosing the source of the content. ETHNews has never taken a cent for any content that it publishes, and we are hopeful that all other media sites in the blockchain community will do the same going forward.
law and legislation

Re-introduced CA Virtual Currency Bill Shows Promise

Aug 21st, 2016
Jeffrey Berns
law and legislation

Bitfinex Solution Fraught With Issues

Aug 18th, 2016
Jeffrey Berns
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.
law and legislation

Blockchain Apps Will Transform P2P Payments

Aug 11th, 2016
Jeffrey Berns
Venmo and other web-based social-finance apps are growing in popularity, but they generally have substantial limitations because of the internet's functionality. Blockchain technology removes these limitations, and will be at the forefront of transforming the way in which value is transferred between individuals throughout the world.
law and legislation

Regulatory Discrimination Against Miners Is Shortsighted

Aug 6th, 2016
Jeffrey Berns
Iowa’s approach to creating an environment for attracting high density load companies to the state stands in stark contrast with Washington’s decision to raise electricity rates for them. Regulators should be mindful of balancing their short-term financial goals with the need to attract and maintain innovative businesses.
law and legislation

Bitfinex Didn't Fight The CFTC Regulations, Which Catalyzed A Security Breach

Aug 3rd, 2016
Jeffrey Berns
Bitfinex was recently hacked resulting in the theft of approximately 119,756 bitcoins. In June 2016, the CFTC issued an order against Bitfinex to protect consumers and comply with law and regulations, but achieved an opposite result.
opinion

It’s Time for the Ethereum Community to Mature

Aug 1st, 2016
Jeffrey Berns
law and legislation

Media Scare Tactic: Tying Virtual Currency to Violence

Jul 30th, 2016
Jeffrey Berns
Media and governments are acting irresponsibly in tying virtual currency to recent wave of violent attacks.
law and legislation

Holdout Exchanges Must Promptly Deliver ETC to Their Customers

Jul 29th, 2016
Jeffrey Berns
law and legislation

Ethereum Smart Contracts satisfy the statute of frauds

Jul 27th, 2016
Jeffrey Berns
law and legislation

European Union to Add Virtual Currency to Strict Anti-Money Laundering Directive

Jul 26th, 2016
Jeffrey Berns
The AML Proposal, which would add virtual currency exchanges and custodial wallet providers to the existing AML framework, to “ensure increased transparency of financial transactions and of corporate entities,” requires exchanges and wallet providers to collect and monitor personal customer information as well as report suspicious transactions.
law and legislation

Litigation Resulting from Ethereum Hard Fork Unlikely

Jul 26th, 2016
Jeffrey Berns
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.
law and legislation

House Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Foster Virtual Currency & Blockchain Development

Jul 22nd, 2016
Jeffrey Berns
A bipartisan virtual currency resolution, House Resolution 835 (H.R. 835), was introduced by Rep. Adam Kinzinger and co-sponsored by Rep. Tony Cardenas on July 14, 2016. It represents one of the first federal legislative attempts in the U.S. to regulate this area of newly developing technology.
law and legislation

Etherindex LLC Files SEC Prospectus for First Ether-Based ETF

Jul 20th, 2016
Jeffrey Berns
EtherIndex LLC filed a Registration Statement and Prospectus with the SEC to offer an exchange traded fund based solely on the price of Ether. Actions like this continue to cement Ether’s standing in the Virtual Currency Community.
law and legislation

Virtual Currency Legislation on the Horizon

Jul 15th, 2016
Jeffrey Berns
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.
law and legislation

Understanding Ethereum and the DAO Conundrum

Jul 5th, 2016
Jeffrey Berns
Opinion piece from lawyer Jeffrey Berns, of Berns Weiss LLP, on the DAO situation.
business and finance

Ethereum Blockchain is Safe Despite the DAO Hack

Jun 20th, 2016
Jeffrey Berns
Weighing in on the DAO Hack: This hack only impacts the DAO, and not the Ethereum blockchain. The blockchain does not have the same vulnerabilities as the DAO, but we as a community, need to decide how best to respond to this situation.