10 episodes

Each week your hosts will discuss the latest news as well as the most important legal and regulatory issues facing the cryptocurrency and blockchain technology industries.

The CryptoLaw Podcast Roxana Nasoi and Ramy Gabal

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Each week your hosts will discuss the latest news as well as the most important legal and regulatory issues facing the cryptocurrency and blockchain technology industries.

    Attack of the 50 Foot CryptoLaw Podcast

    Attack of the 50 Foot CryptoLaw Podcast

    What happens when one of the most well-known blockchain and cryptocurrency skeptics in the universe agrees to be interviewed on the CryptoLaw Podcast? No spoiler alerts here, so give a listen, as your host Adrian Cortez and attorney Gabriel Shapiro, founder of ZeroLaw, speak with journalist David Gerard, perennial skeptic and author of the book Attack of the 50 Foot Blockchain.







    Guests







    You can’t understand Bitcoin without understanding that it was not a project to invent an interesting new payment network. It was a political project. David GerardTweet















    David Gerard writes the cryptocurrency and blockchain news site Attack of the 50 Foot Blockchain, and is the author of the 2017 book Attack of the 50 Foot Blockchain: Bitcoin, Blockchain, Ethereum & Smart Contracts. As well as being a crypto journalist, he also works as a Unix system administrator, where his job includes keeping track of exciting new technologies, and advising against the bad ones.







    It would be … naive to think that regulators and governments won’t be … interested in passing [laws that dramatically limit DeFi’s usefulness] the more that DeFi ends up becoming popular because it is an existential threat. Gabriel ShapiroTweet















    Gabriel Shapiro is an experienced securities and mergers & acquisitions attorney who has been involved in the blockchain and cryptocurrency space for several years. When he last visited with us, he was practicing at DLX law, one of the highest-ranked legal practice groups in the industry. He has recently announced that he will be taking a temporary step back from legal practice to build ZeroLaw, which he describes as “blockchain deal technology.”







    If you enjoyed this episode, please share it with your friends on social media and don’t forget to subscribe, follow us on Twitter, and drop us a review on iTunes.

    • 32 min
    IEO: ICO 2.0 or Scam? feat. On Yavin of Cointelligence

    IEO: ICO 2.0 or Scam? feat. On Yavin of Cointelligence

    With ICOs failing to serve the demand for alternative crowdfunding in crypto and STOs being too similar to the system everyone in crypto is trying to disrupt, what is left for blockchain startups wanting to tokenize the world? Introducing IEOs (initial exchange offerings), the latest hype in the crypto sphere.







    Are initial exchange offerings helpful or harmful? Share your comments below or if you would like to speak with an attorney, click here to be redirected to Gulovsen Law Office.







    There are an amazing 331,000 results in Google SERPs for the term “initial exchange offering.” But what does it stand for? In short, an IEO is a token generation event-fueled fundraising mechanism initiated and administered by an exchange. An IEO differs from an ICO in the following manner:







    * The exchange is responsible for raising the funds for the projects, instead of the project/company itself.* The exchange manages the distribution of tokens in the case of IEOs, whereas in the case of an ICO, a smart contract created by the company/project team handles that.* The exchange is responsible for the marketing (although the project team can conduct additional marketing) for the IEO, whereas in an ICO, the marketing is conditioned by the team or external contractors, through bounty and airdrops.* The exchange handles the due diligence and filters the scams.







    Read more about IEOs here. 







    In this episode, Grant Gulovsen & Roxana Nasoi from the Cryptolaw Podcast discuss initial exchange offerings (the good, the bad, and the ugly sides) with our guest On Yavin, Founder and CEO of Cointelligence.







    Make sure to check the latest report on exchanges and their ratings from Cointelligence!







    Don’t forget to subscribe, follow us on Twitter, and drop us a review on iTunes if you like our contents.

    • 35 min
    The CryptoLaw Podcast: Decentralization & the Law with Marc Boiron & Jor Law

    The CryptoLaw Podcast: Decentralization & the Law with Marc Boiron & Jor Law

    Decentralization is what allows Bitcoin to substitute an army of computers for an army of accountants, investigators, and lawyers.— Nick Szabo 🔑 (@NickSzabo4) September 4, 2015

















    The concept of “decentralization” and the law is not necessarily new, but its implementation raises many questions, such as:







    * Is it possible to come up with a legal definition for “decentralization?”* Does the current legal system impose any boundaries or limits upon decentralization?* Who is responsible for maintaining a decentralized network?* Should developers be held liable, and if so, do they owe a fiduciary duty to users of the decentralized network?* Is it even possible to regulate a decentralized network? Is on/off-chain governance enough to address and resolve disputes?







    Guests







    Marc Boiron







    Marc Boiron







    Our first guest is Marc Boiron, a partner in the FinTech and Blockchain practice group of FisherBroyles. He represents leaders in blockchain technology, advising operating companies, exchange and funds on matters related to digital currencies and security tokens in a wide range of industries.







    Jor Law







    Jor Law







    Jor Law is a finance and securities attorney, most well-known for his expertise in secured lending and alternative finance, including EB-5, venture capital, crowdfunding, and tokenized securities. He co-founded VerifyInvestor.com, the dominant accredited investor verification service in the world at the time it was acquired. Jor has advised prominent companies such as tZERO, Polymath, and Prime Trust.







    Disclaimer







    The information presented in The CryptoLaw Podcast is provided for educational, informational, and entertainment purposes only, without any express or implied warranty of any kind, including warranties of accuracy, completeness, or fitness for any particular purpose. It is not intended to be, and does not, constitute legal, financial, investment, trading, or any other advice. This podcast does not establish a lawyer-client relationship between you or anyone else, including any of the attorneys appearing on the podcast. All of the information presented is general in nature and is not specific to you or anyone else. Do not make any decision, legal, financial, investment, trading or otherwise, based on any of the information presented in this podcast without consulting a licensed attorney or professional financial advisor, as appropriate. You understand that you use or rely on any and all Information your hear on this podcast at your own risk.







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    • 46 min
    The CryptoLaw Podcast: Interview with Lewis Cohen & Gabriel Shapiro

    The CryptoLaw Podcast: Interview with Lewis Cohen & Gabriel Shapiro

    Despite all the very bad things that happened last year that were either directly or indirectly related to initial coin offerings (or “ICOs”), your hosts at the CryptoLaw Podcast have to admit that we kind of miss all the excitement and seemingly unlimited opportunities that went along with them… ☹







    If you feel the same way, then we’ve got some very good news… 😏







    Because the CryptoLaw Podcast is back and we have the episode you’ve all been waiting for as our special guests Lewis Cohen and Gabriel Shapiro of DLX Law (interviewed by Olta Andoni and our newest host, Adrian Cortez) serve up large helpings of hopium that we’ve all been craving! Take a look! 👇







    Our first guest is Lewis Cohen, who was recently ranked as one of the top blockchain lawyers in the entire United States by London-based Chambers. Lewis was kind enough to share publicly for the very first time his upcoming article that has the potential to reinvigorate the entire utility token conversation by defining a new framework for analyzing digital assets which concludes the following:







    Tokens themselves are almost never securities.Wut?!? 😮 It’s true! Listen! 😃







    Gabriel Shapiro, Lewis’s colleague at DLX law and another top legal talent in the crypto space, discusses the the impact of “blockchainizing” corporate stocks and also concludes that despite their flaws, security token offerings (“STOs”), also known as digital security offerings (“DSOs”) have a very bright future ahead of them. In addition, both attorneys offer insight on the current regulatory landscape, the need to revisit the accredited investor rules, and the likelihood (or unlikelihood) that “The Crypto Taxonomy Act” will pass in its current form. How cool is that? 😎







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    • 56 min
    The CryptoLaw Podcast: Wyoming Update with Bob Cornish (Part 1)

    The CryptoLaw Podcast: Wyoming Update with Bob Cornish (Part 1)

    Wyoming has recently enacted blockchain legislation to enable global players to conduct business within the state. Our guest Bob Cornish has played an instrumental role as member of the Wyoming Blockchain Coalition, and provides us with his take on how the least populous state in the nation is having the largest impact on blockchain-related legislation not just in the U.S., but all around the world.







    Bob Cornish is a leading attorney in the digital assets arena, given his experience as in-house counsel for investment managers and for family offices. Bob’s experience on both sides of transactions provides useful insight for issuers, investors and intermediaries involved in the development, placement and compliance aspects of cryptocurrency and blockchain ventures.







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    • 31 min
    The CryptoLaw Podcast: CryptoLaw UK with Neil Foster (Baker Botts) & Toby Lewis (Novum Insights)

    The CryptoLaw Podcast: CryptoLaw UK with Neil Foster (Baker Botts) & Toby Lewis (Novum Insights)

    Happy New Year! The CryptoLaw Podcast team took a break over the holidays, but we are back and excited to announce the first episode for 2019. Today, your hosts Roxana and Ramy cover the topic of crypto assets across the UK, in an outstanding interview with Neil Foster, partner at Baker Botts (UK), and Toby Lewis, CEO of Novum Insights.







    Background Information







    Our guests Neil Foster and Toby Lewis, along with fellow members of the Crypto-Asset Group drafted a Response to The Treasury Select Committee Report on Regulation of Crypto-Assets in the UK, which includes a series of practical calls to action towards the regulatory landscape, including banking, taxation, and a comparison among crypto friendly jurisdictions.







    The official reply can be read and downloaded in PDF format from the Baker Botts website, here.







    Key Takeaways from the Interview







    We touched on several important topics in during the interview, including:







    * a comparison between the US and the UK, where we get a legal and business understanding of why US regulations might not match the UK landscape;* the need of a collective approach, inviting organizations that have input to offer in the regulatory process; and* the fact that some major aspects in the reality of the crypto space are being left out of the equation.







    “Bad regulation is worse than no regulation”. Neil Foster







    What do you think? Please let us know in the comments below and reach out to us on social media:







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Straightforward no frills coverage of lots of legal issues in the crypto space

Very informative podcast. Objective. All sides of every issue examined.

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