Tag: Law

Bitcoin Conference coming to College Station virtually, talking technology, business, finance, law and regulation

COLLEGE STATION (CW39) The interest in Bitcoin has not slowed down and people around the world are still jumping on board. That’s why Texas A&M University hopes to help educate everyone about the Bitcoin and is hosting a conference to do just that .

The Bitcoin Conference takes place April 16-17 and is hosted by the Mays Innovation Research Center, a center of excellence within Mays Business School at Texas A&M University. This mostly virtual event will feature speakers from academia, industry and government, plus experts representing numerous aspects of the cryptocurrency Bitcoin

The conference, which will be held via

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Exodus of US firms from Hong Kong to avoid sanctions imposed in wake of security law would hit office market already hurt by unrest, coronavirus

A potential exodus of American companies from Hong Kong to avoid sanctions from US legislation that seeks to punish those who undermine the city’s freedom is likely to put pressure on landlords to reduce rents of prime office space, analysts said.

The fallout could be as much as a 30 per cent cut in rents, given that American companies are now the single largest occupier of prime office space in the city, according to one estimate. If the scenario plays out, it will further damage an office market that has been battered by a year of social unrest, and the

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Trump and Barr Discard Law, Morality and Honor

(Bloomberg Opinion) — As the U.S. Attorney in Manhattan, Geoffrey Berman sat atop one of the most powerful and independent perches in federal law enforcement. His office has long held dominion over the most significant white-collar crime cases in the country. It has taken on terrorists and organized crime. And sometimes it has investigated or prosecuted people close to the president of the United States.

Berman’s team took down President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, in 2018 on charges of tax evasion, bank fraud and campaign finance violations involving hush money payments to two women who said they had

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