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  • law is a public good and should be open to all
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The Growing Relevance of Decentralization to Law

In recent years, “decentralization” has become an important concept for purposes of the law. Consider:

  • Regulators such as the Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) have recognized that the applicability of financial regulations to blockchain systems can depend on the degree of control people…
The Last Fiduciary, a film directed by Rian Johnson and starring Jerome W. Van Gorkom


In various talks, tweets and papers, Professor Angela Walch has popularized her view that blockchain protocol developers are or should be deemed fiduciaries of blockchain network participants.

While many of her concerns with blockchain technology are valid, her specific view that fiduciary duties do or should apply to free open…

A Philosophy of Securities Laws for Tokenized Networks

Thanks (in no particular order) to Ameen Soleimani, Peter Pan, Marc Goldich, Drew Hinkes, Olta Andoni, Marc Boiron, Lewis Cohen, Grant Gulovsen, Adrian Cortez, Jake Brukhman and the rest of the Hardcore CryptoLaw crew for feedback on the ideas in this Part 3.

What Are “Blockchain Foundations”?

As we discussed…

A Philosophy of Securities Laws for Tokenized Networks

Tokenized Network Equity Implicates the Securities Laws

I’m going to be blunt: in its early stages the tokens on pretty much every tokenized network meet one or more tests for being securities and, more to the point, implicate just about every policy concern underlying the securities laws.

Phew. Glad we…

A Simple, Commonsense Guide


There is growing recognition that U.S. securities laws are applicable to most fundraising activities undertaken by developers of blockchain technologies, particularly when they sell pre-mined blockchain tokens to the general public at an early stage of development. Thus, many blockchain aficionados are aware that ICOs…

A Lawyer’s Response to Vlad Zamfir’s “Against Szabo’s Law, For A New Crypto Legal System”

Crypto Law — Is it a Thing?

Lawyers! Are you sick of devs holding all the power in blockchain-land? Do you wish you could go back to the good ol’ days when devs came to you with questions about how their software comports with the law instead of you going to devs with questions about how the…


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