McCarthy Tétrault joins the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance and its Legal Industry Working Group; Contributes to OpenLaw Smart Contract Project


McCarthy Tétrault today announced its membership with the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA), the world's largest open source blockchain initiative. The EEA connects over 500 member companies under a common goal: to help evolve Ethereum into an enterprise-grade technology. The EEA Legal Working Group, which McCarthy Tétrault will be a part of, was founded to bring together leading global law firms and leading legal minds to explore building legal use-cases and applications using blockchain technology. In addition to joining the EEA and its Legal Industry Working Group, McCarthy Tetrault is also contributing to the smart contract project OpenLaw. "Partnering with McCarthy Tetrault, which has been around since 1855, is exactly the kind of event that will move the industry ahead," said Aaron Wright, Chair of the EEA Legal Industry Working Group, Associate Clinical Professor and Co-Director of the Cardozo Law School's Blockchain Project, and co-founder of OpenLaw.

Alexa, meet Lauren: L.A. artist turns her apartment into an experiment in artificial intelligence

Los Angeles Times

At 9 on a Friday night, I knocked on a door in a nondescript Los Angeles apartment building. The only distinguishing feature was a small label with red text that read "Lauren." Soon came a whirring sound and the click of the door unlocking. My night with Lauren had begun.

Brandon McCarthy takes mound as Dodgers open second half in Miami

Los Angeles Times

The team opens the second half at the site of the All-Star game. In his last two outings, McCarthy has dealt with a loss of command, causing him to spray wild pitches into the batter's box. McCarthy views this as a result of mechanical glitches, something he could correct in his outing last week against Kansas City. McCarthy has a 3.12 earned-run average this season and would figure to be a useful fourth starter in the playoffs. But concern about his control could cause the team to look to the trade market for other options.

McCarthy changes her look

FOX News

Jenny McCarthy is kicking off the summer season with a whole new look. The 43-year-old radio show host, who's typically a blonde, has opted for a darker'do. "Loving the rich chocolate with blonde highlights," she captioned a selfie on Wednesday. Julius Michael, the hairstylist behind McCarthy's new look, revealed to ET how this change came about. "I suggested she does something different and go darker and from that point we ran with it.

Longtime friends Melissa McCarthy and Maya Rudolph are the 'Life of the Party'

Los Angeles Times

Rudolph: I always say yes to them. Ben, Melissa and I have been friends for over 20 years, and this is the way we started together, doing improv and sketch together. Being able to come and play with your friends that you love so much, it's a true luxury. There's plenty of jobs that you could be doing that feel like jobs, but this is a total life bonus. And we all know each other, so when someone knows you and you know them, it's the most fun to set each other up.