How Can The Law Keep Up with New Tech? (Podcast Part II)

In part 2 of this podcast, Karim Nurani welcomes back Joshua Fairfield of Washington and Lee University School of Law. Professor Fairfield is an internationally recognized law and technology scholar, who specializes in all things digital. His current research focuses on big data privacy protection, cryptocurrencies, and the development of virtual communities to maximize people’s potentials and achievements.

How Can The Law Keep Up with New Tech? (Podcast Part I)

In this episode of the Global Investor Podcast, Professor Fairfield joins host Karim Nurani to describe how the law is able to address the ethical questions that arise with the founding of new technology and new use-cases. He cites the language of the law, intellectual property, and the gaming industry to demonstrate just how the law can keep pace. Listen to the full conversation to learn more.

The Next Chapter in Tech is Convergence

The next chapter in tech is all about convergence. This is what Karim Nurani, Linqto’s CSO, sits down and discusses with guests Rumi Morales, Partner at Outlier Ventures and Sujoy Sarkar, Director of Corporate Development at BYTON, an electric SUV tech company, in this ‘behind the scenes’ preview from our Global Investor Conference. Little by little, we find that everything is starting to consolidate into one hub of technology – all needing to interact with one another – and it’s really exciting to see what happens when these different technologies converge.

All Signs Point to Silicon Valley

Advertising billboards promoting a variety of innovative tech products and services have long been staple fixtures along the freeways and arterial roads of Silicon Valley. Over the decades, on many popular commuting routes, they have easily outnumbered the more traditional roadside marketing fare found elsewhere.

Payments, Wallets & Frictionless Commerce

The latest upswing of investor interest in fintech companies has been driven in no small part by the long-awaited public listing of Coinbase (Nasdaq: COIN) on April 14. The closing share price on April 23 was above $290, over eight times its secondary market valuation just a year ago, which had remained relatively flat since the last funding round in 2018, which had priced the stock at $36/share. This 800% gain seems in turn to be closely linked to the remarkable rise in the value of bitcoin recently, which itself has also seen an eight-fold increase over the last twelve months.