Bitcoin Legal Panel – The SEC and You

Lately the crypto area was handled to some new public consideration from the SEC after they launched info with regards to Securities and ICO Tokens. This information has far ranging impacts on the world of crypto, from initiatives getting funded to customers on standard exchanges. Is regulation right here, and is it good or unhealthy?

This month now we have put collectively a Phenomenal panel of legal professionals who specialize within the area to reply all of your urgent questions. Our panel will probably be moderated by the one and solely Thomas Hunt, founding father of the World Crypto Community.

This months panelists are:

Sarah Hody of Perkins Coie, Reuben Bramanathan of Coinbase, and Lindsay Lin of Stellar!

Sarah Hody is an lawyer at Perkins Coie, the place she counsels entrepreneurs, established tech companies, monetary providers corporations, and innovators within the blockchain token area. She focuses on offering actionable regulatory assessments that drive each product improvement and product advertising, together with the suitable contracts, privateness insurance policies, and licensing applications to correspond with the regulatory recommendation. Sarah’s background consists of serving as in-house counsel at Coinbase the place she managed the corporate’s cash transmission licensing applications, negotiated and drafted agreements on world cost providers integrations, and evaluated dangers and suggested enterprise and compliance groups on business partnerships. Sarah additionally has expertise with token crowdsales, asset-backed tokens, company governance, Financial institution Secrecy Act compliance, and monetary providers litigation.

Reuben Bramanathan is Product Counsel at Coinbase. He has been advising purchasers on the authorized and regulatory elements of bitcoin, blockchains and sensible contracts since 2014. Reuben wrote and lectured the world’s first postgraduate course on the Regulation of Digital Foreign money, and co-authored the industry-leading authorized analysis paper The Blockchain Token Securities Regulation Framework.

Lindsay Lin is Counsel and Program Supervisor at, an organization powered by the Stellar Community. She has suggested a number of organizations on authorized points surrounding token gross sales, token exchanges, and asset-backed tokens. She additionally focuses on product improvement for distributed ledger purposes that facilitate compliance automation. A graduate of Harvard Regulation College, Lindsay has expertise with the U.S. Securities and Change Fee’s Enforcement Division and is actively concerned within the Silicon Valley blockchain group.

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  1. Is there a (safe) way to get a transcript of this video, seeing as though the option is missing from the usual three dotted line "more" option?

  2. I need to deduct my time spent learning (or trying to learn) the tax issues here – and the resultant cognitive dissonance, and the pain and suffering – from my taxes… (That's not to say the lawyers and Thomas weren't competent and entertaining!)

  3. S 1241 is a senate bill that has been introduced that everyone needs to read. It was introduced by Senator Grassley from IA. Look at the table of contents, and read through the laws pertaining to each section and especially the section concerning digital currencies and prepaid accounts. The bill is in process now.

  4. Fantastic video. No one is producing content at the level you guys are. This was one of the most informative videos ever on this topic. Thank you so much for sharing!

  5. The "is this cryptocurrency legal" question is meaningless. It only matters if they are securities which are easy for the government to shut down

  6. Great show. I never knew about the salmon either before Adam Meister told us about it. What do you think the token for Bitcoin Salmon will be since Bitshares already have BTS (good coin also). Bitcoin Salmon is going to be a friendly fork and it will be given not only to Bitcoin holders, but also bitcoin cash holders. So Adam will get twice as much! Would you consider Bitcoin Salmon (BTS) a friendly fork?

  7. Great interview with lots of information from lawyers in the crypto space about current uncertainties with the SEC, but holy hell to start with:

    1. Close and lock that damn door if that many people are going to be rude and swing open that door during an interview

    2. Turn your phones to vibrate or silent ffs. Yall act like you never went to a movie or lived through high school with a cell phone

    3. Is it really that hard to find out how many microphones you need for an interview? Lol

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