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The blockchain, or distributed ledger technology, has created a new and arguably more efficient and reliable way of recording data. Rather than storing data in a central location, the blockchain keeps a running tally in a decentralized network of computers that verify the source of “blocks” of data before adding them to the existing “chain.” Although the blockchain has many applications, perhaps its most visible use is serving as an electronic platform for issuing and recording transfers of cryptocurrencies on the Internet. It is now estimated that there are over 1,600 forms of cryptocurrency, with bitcoin, ethereum and XRP being the most widely used.
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By Robert W. Dremluk
The general purpose of Subchapter V was to streamline the Chapter 11 bankruptcy process for small businesses and individuals engaged in business to administer their bankruptcy estate in an efficient and less costly manner.
By Michael L. Cook
The bankruptcy trustee of a bank holding company was not entitled to a consolidated corporate tax refund when a bank subsidiary had incurred losses generating the refund, Tenth Circuit held.
By Sheryl P. Giugliano
Bankruptcy professionals should be relieved by a recent decision holding that although nunc pro tunc orders approving a professional’s retention are now considered “inappropriate” in light of the Supreme Court’s decision in Roman Catholic Archdiocese of San Juan, there is nothing in the Bankruptcy Code, Bankruptcy Rules, or applicable case law preventing an award of compensation before a retention order is entered.
By Derek F. Meek and Hanna Lahr
Proper planning is key to ensuring a company’s financial health when facing an economic downturn. Although companies will come into such planning with different levels of financial health, the same considerations can be helpful in determining the best path forward.