1 hr 21 min

#25 - Lewis Cohen: A Masterclass on Securities, Currencies, and Building a Legal Career‪.‬ Law of Code

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Lewis Cohen (@NYCryptoLawyer) is a co-founder of DLx Law, where his practice is focused on the use of blockchain and tokenization across capital markets. As a former global top 50 partner with 20 years of experience, Lewis is a frequent speaker on blockchain and is recognized by Chambers Global across legal, blockchain, and cryptocurrencies in the U.S.

In this episode, Lewis discusses creating a law firm in the crypto space, gives a master class on securities and commodities, and discusses the role of bridging blockchain and real-world assets.

Listen and subscribe to Law of Code for weekly updates and interviews in the world of blockchain at the intersection of the law.

[00:00] Meet Lewis Cohen
[01:44] Book recommendations
[06:09] What got Lewis interested in blockchain?
[07:59] DLx Law
[11:11] DLx Coin 👀
[16:45] Crypto regulation
[20:58] The role of on and off-ramps & KYC
[23:59] What is a security, really
[35:39] DAOs
[39:01] What DAO would Lewis like to join?
[42:23] What role might co-op statutes, regulation, and labor union treasuries play?
[50:01] The Wyoming DAO statute
[52:34] Bridging the gap between real-world and on-chain
[55:43] What does Lewis think about stablecoins?
[1:04:16] Building your knowledge and credibility in crypto
[1:09:18] Lewis’ system for keeping on top of changes
[1:11:41 With the constant change and iteration in crypto, what has surprised Lewis in recent years?
[1:17:24] What advice did Lewis receive early on which shaped his career?

Links:
DeFi: A Pathway Forward by Alexander Lipton and Lewis Cohen

Books:
The Starfish and the Spider by Rod Beckstrom and Ori Brafman 

The Sovereign Individual by James Dale Davidson
The Marshall Plan by Benn Steil
Collected works of Sherlock Holmes, Arthur Conan Doyle

Lewis Cohen (@NYCryptoLawyer) is a co-founder of DLx Law, where his practice is focused on the use of blockchain and tokenization across capital markets. As a former global top 50 partner with 20 years of experience, Lewis is a frequent speaker on blockchain and is recognized by Chambers Global across legal, blockchain, and cryptocurrencies in the U.S.

In this episode, Lewis discusses creating a law firm in the crypto space, gives a master class on securities and commodities, and discusses the role of bridging blockchain and real-world assets.

Listen and subscribe to Law of Code for weekly updates and interviews in the world of blockchain at the intersection of the law.

[00:00] Meet Lewis Cohen
[01:44] Book recommendations
[06:09] What got Lewis interested in blockchain?
[07:59] DLx Law
[11:11] DLx Coin 👀
[16:45] Crypto regulation
[20:58] The role of on and off-ramps & KYC
[23:59] What is a security, really
[35:39] DAOs
[39:01] What DAO would Lewis like to join?
[42:23] What role might co-op statutes, regulation, and labor union treasuries play?
[50:01] The Wyoming DAO statute
[52:34] Bridging the gap between real-world and on-chain
[55:43] What does Lewis think about stablecoins?
[1:04:16] Building your knowledge and credibility in crypto
[1:09:18] Lewis’ system for keeping on top of changes
[1:11:41 With the constant change and iteration in crypto, what has surprised Lewis in recent years?
[1:17:24] What advice did Lewis receive early on which shaped his career?

Links:
DeFi: A Pathway Forward by Alexander Lipton and Lewis Cohen

Books:
The Starfish and the Spider by Rod Beckstrom and Ori Brafman 

The Sovereign Individual by James Dale Davidson
The Marshall Plan by Benn Steil
Collected works of Sherlock Holmes, Arthur Conan Doyle

1 hr 21 min

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