Industry & Technology news compliments of Marianne Mathieu
Title Insurance Industry & Technology News 01/24/18
Compliments of Marianne Mathieu
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Industry News
Combating Money Laundering and Other Forms of Illicit Finance: Opportunities to Reform and Strengthen BSA Enforcement
U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, & Urban Affairs - The committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs will meet in open session to conduct a hearing.

NYS Senate votes to ease new rules for 
title insurance
The Real Deal - The New York State Senate unanimously passed a bill Tuesday that will allow title companies to resume buying clients coffee, taking them out for lunch or treating them to a round of golf.

Legal News
Bill passes to give 6 Va. Native American tribes federal recognition
WTVR - The Senate has sent a bill to the president’s desk that would give six Virginia Native American tribes federal recognition.

Georgia Addresses Statute on Execution of Documents
DS News - In 2015, the Georgia legislature passed a bill on the witnessing of documents for recording in Georgia. The bill went into effect on July 1, 2015, applying only to documents executed after that date.

Tech / Social Media
NY State Assembly introduces bill pertaining to blockchain technology
New York State Assembly - NY State Assembly introduces bill that relates to allowing signatures, records and contracts secured through blockchain technology to be considered in an electronic form and to be an electronic record and signature; allows smart contracts to exist in commerce.

7 Ways to Use Instagram Video for Business
Social Media Examiner - Wondering how to create Instagram videos that will resonate with your audience? Looking for inspiration? In this article, you’ll discover seven ways to use Instagram video to enhance your stories and timeline with engaging content.

Propy, Inc. launches pilot to record real estate transfers on blockchain in the City of South Burlington, VT
Markets Insider - Propy, Inc. - a Palo Alto California-based blockchain startup - is pleased to announce the launch of a pilot project in collaboration with the City Clerk's Office of South Burlington, VT to utilize blockchain technology to record real estate conveyance documents.

In Other News
Lost words of English that we should probably reclaim
BoingBoing - Buzzfeed has curated a list of old words that we should revive, because man, they seem to really fit modern life.

Japanese train barks like a dog to prevent accidents
BBC News - Researchers in Japan have fitted a train with a speaker that barks like a dog and snorts like a deer in order to prevent collisions on the railway.

Title Agents Go Nationwide
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Marianne Mathieu, NTP
Vice President/National Agency Accounts
Fidelity National Title Group