Tips of the Trade

Confusion and challenges: Blockchain technology brings struggles for lawyers and regulators

Caroline Lynch of Copper Hill Strategies and Dale Werts of Lathrop Gage discuss the regulatory issues that blockchain users can face during a conference on April 24 in Kansas City. Photo by Scott Lauck

Story by Scott Lauck At a recent conference on the promises and perils of blockchain, a cartoon by artist Tom Fishburne flashed up on the screen. A business owner asks an employee, “Where should we focus this year?” “’Blockchain,’” the employee responds. “It will change everything. Everybody is talking about it. The potential applications are endless. We don’t want to ...

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The Photo Bus Company: More than just a bus

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This is part of a series about Missouri entrepreneurs, their products and their retrospective advice for others who dream of launching their own startup businesses. Cate DePrisco’s husband, John DePrisco, was a wedding photographer in 2011 when he decided he needed to find a way to stand out from his competition. Melding a passion for photography and a family history ...

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‘You have to go with it’

Lia Glynias , center, is shown with her employees at LAUNCH , Carla Behin, left, and Maya Harlan, right. Photo Courtesy LAUNCH Clothing & Access ories

Part of a series about Missouri entrepreneurs, their products and their retrospective advice for others who dream of launching their own startups. Fashion is in Lia Glynias’ blood. The St. Louis native is the great-granddaughter of Greek immigrants who settled in the city and opened a dry-cleaning business. Their daughter — Glynias’ grandmother and namesake, Olympia — became a seamstress, ...

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My Biggest Mistake: ‘It’s really easy to get discouraged’

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First in a series about Missouri entrepreneurs, their products and their retrospective advice for others who dream of launching their own startups.   Richard Lozano’s cell phone used to be a problem. As a St. Louis defense attorney, he needed to be accessible to clients. Traditional SMS texting, though, allowed for late-night messages from unknown numbers; it also constituted billable ...

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