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GLI’s Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Regulation 2020 includes a chapter titled, The Loan Market, Blockchain, and Smart Contracts: The Potential For Transformative Change, written by Josias N. Dewey, Partner at Holland & Knight LLP and Bridget Marsh EVP and Deputy General Counsel at the LSTA which sets out the basics of blockchain technology, reviews the concept of “smart contracts”, and examines how the primary and secondary loan markets can benefit from these new technologies.

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On Monday, February 24, U.S. stock indices recorded their worst decline in two years on concerns the coronavirus outbreak would continue to spread and begin to undermine global economic growth. In the loan market, bid levels indiscriminately dropped 18 basis points to begin the week, which worsened February’s price decline to 32 basis points.

LSTA Newsletter: February 21, 2020

This week, we start off in the markets, comparing defaults (low but rising), leverage (high but edging down), and yields (low and lowering). We move to LIBOR, announcing the new SOFR Index and Averages, and reminding members of our weekly call. We shift to the courts, providing an update on our Madden vs Midland amicus. […]

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