Non-fungible tokens have been widely adopted across a variety of industries. The fast-developing NFT ecosystem of technical and commercial innovation is aimed at the promise of bridging physical world concepts of uniqueness and scarcity with the digital world. As with all forms of technical innovation, NFTs pose unique legal challenges to participants in this ecosystem.
Resources and Conferences
Valeria Bystrowicz from Perkins Coie joins Crypto Connect, a Decentralized Professional Network for Current and Aspiring Crypto Industry Enthusiasts
We are pleased to announce that Valeria Bystrowicz-Liendo, a Business Development Director in the firm’s Blockchain, Digital Assets, & Custody industry group, will serve as a Board Member and as the Los Angeles, San Diego, and Orange County Chapter lead for Crypto Connect.
Crypto Connect, which formally launched today, is led by a…
Check Out The Podcast Series From Our Investment Management Group
We wanted to share this great podcast series that features our Investment Management Group – several episodes, if not all, might be of interest to you!
Please see the list of episodes below:
02.23.2021 – Institutional Investment in Crypto Derivatives: Bitcoin Futures and Similar Products – Episode 4
Todd Zerega and Andrew Cross discuss the…
Tomorrow 10/14 – Blockchain Unconference – by the WTIA Cascadia Blockchain Council
Blockchain Unconference – by the WTIA Cascadia Blockchain Council
Free to register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/blockchain-unconference-tickets-114448921806
October 14, 2020 9:00 am – 1:30 pm
Valerie Dahiya and Lowell Ness present “Tokenized Securities” – which can be viewed below:
Tomorrow 10/13 – Live stream panel titled Can Privacy-Preserving Cryptocurrencies and Regulation Co-exist?
10/13 – 9:00 am Pacific/12:00 pm Eastern
Live stream panel titled Can Privacy-Preserving Cryptocurrencies and Regulation Co-exist?
Join Electric Coin Co and a panel of experts to learn more about the compatibility of privacy, cryptocurrencies and existing regulation.
Yusuf Hussain, Head of Risk, Gemini
Dana Syracuse, Partner, Perkins Coie
Jack Gavigan, Regulatory Relations, …
SEC Launches FinHub for Engaging with Fintech and Blockchain Companies
On October 18, 2018, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), announced the launch of the agency’s Strategic Hub for Innovation and Financial Technology (FinHub). FinHub is a resource for industry engagement between financial technology companies (fintechs), market participants, the public, and the SEC. This client update provides a high-level overview of the FinHub initiative and how the SEC envisions industry participation.
FinHub is designed to serve as a focal point for the SEC to engage with fintech companies. Led by Valerie A. Szczepanik, Senior Advisor for Digital Assets and Innovation and Associate Director in the SEC’s Division of Corporation Finance, FinHub provides a portal where the public can engage directly with SEC staff, request a meeting, and receive updates and information about upcoming initiatives. The SEC’s expectation is that FinHub will provide a clear path for entrepreneurs, developers, and their advisers to engage SEC staff, seek input, and test ideas. The FinHub portal covers various fintech topics, such as distributed ledger technology (including digital assets), automated investment advice, digital marketplace financing, and artificial intelligence/machine learning. FinHub also offers a detailed request form, accessible here, that allows submission of background information and supporting documents for a meeting request or request for other assistance.…
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Cryptocurrencies: Matching insurance to risks and exposures
While cryptocurrencies and digital tokens — also known as “digital assets” — have disrupted traditional notions of commerce, capital and investing, there is another asset which any company engaged in this space will need: insurance. Given the rapidly-evolving nature of this new technology and the uncertainties surrounding applicable laws and regulations, it can be challenging to figure out the types of insurance products that should be considered. Any company engaged in this space should ask itself the following questions to help determine which lines of insurance it should consider.
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Chamber of Digital Commerce’s newest whitepaper “Understanding Digital Tokens: Market Overviews & Guidelines for Policymakers & Practitioners”
Proud to be a part of the Chamber of Digital Commerce’s newest whitepaper “Understanding Digital Tokens: Market Overviews & Guidelines for Policymakers & Practitioners” Special thanks to the Perkins team: Joseph Cutler, Michael Didiuk, Dax Hansen, Fred Fedynyshyn, Stephen Keen, Tom Ahmadifar and Michael Selig for contributions to the Chamber’s Token Alliance guidelines for policymakers.…
Join us in Chicago – Understanding the Blockchain & Tokenization Revolution – February 15!
Understanding the Blockchain & Tokenization Revolution
Thursday, February 15, 2018
5:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Registration/doors open at 5:00 p.m.
There is no charge to attend.
Perkins Coie, Chicago Office
131 South Dearborn Street, Suite 1700
Chicago, IL 60603
Join the blockchain teams from Perkins Coie, bloq, and the Chicago Blockchain…
Summary: ISDA Webinar on the Use of DLT and Smart Contracts in Market Infrastructure for Derivatives Processing
Earlier today, the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) sponsored a webinar, “The Foundations of an Efficient Market Infrastructure,” that focused on an initiative by ISDA’s Market Infrastructure and Technology Committee to facilitate the adoption of emerging technologies (DLT, smart contracts)into the trading, documentation and processing of derivatives.
The focus of the conference…