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Seward & Kissel LLP
Anthony Tu-Sekine

Anthony Tu-Sekine |
Partner

As the head of Seward & Kissel’s Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Group and a frequent commentator on all things crypto, Anthony advises clients on a wide range of evolving topics, including how to structure and issue security and utility tokens, registered and unregistered offerings of security tokens, token custody, transfer and liquidity issues, non-security opinions, and investments in crypto assets by funds and other investors. A recognized leader on physical precious metals funds, Anthony represented APMEX Inc. and alternative asset manager Sprott Inc. in connection with the launch of OneGold.com, which allows investors to own gold documented on blockchain. He also:

  • Represents ShelterZoom, a leading blockchain-based SaaS contract management platform;
  • Helped form a tokenized hedge fund;
  • Provides advice in connection with ransomware payments made in cryptocurrencies; and
  • Worked with sponsors of bitcoin ETF and OTC products.
“You can work with regulators or you can really try to piss them off… If you really want to do the latter, then you should expect that they will bring every tool they have against you.”
- Anthony’s thoughts on BitMEX indictment, as published in Law360 article “BitMEX Case Seen as Blessing in Disguise for Crypto Sector"

Partner

As the head of Seward & Kissel’s Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Group and a frequent commentator on all things crypto, Anthony advises clients on a wide range of evolving topics, including how to structure and issue security and utility tokens, registered and unregistered offerings of security tokens, token custody, transfer and liquidity issues, non-security opinions, and investments in crypto assets by funds and other investors. A recognized leader on physical precious metals funds, Anthony represented APMEX Inc. and alternative asset manager Sprott Inc. in connection with the launch of OneGold.com, which allows investors to own gold documented on blockchain. He also:

  • Represents ShelterZoom, a leading blockchain-based SaaS contract management platform;
  • Helped form a tokenized hedge fund;
  • Provides advice in connection with ransomware payments made in cryptocurrencies; and
  • Worked with sponsors of bitcoin ETF and OTC products.
“You can work with regulators or you can really try to piss them off… If you really want to do the latter, then you should expect that they will bring every tool they have against you.”
- Anthony’s thoughts on BitMEX indictment, as published in Law360 article “BitMEX Case Seen as Blessing in Disguise for Crypto Sector"

FASB Moves to Fair Value Accounting for Measuring Crypto Assets

Anthony Tu-Sekine
November 14, 2022

CFTC Action Leaves Mushroom Cloud In Its Wake (Ooki Saga, Part I)

Anthony Tu-Sekine
October 24, 2022

The National Law Journal Names Anthony Tu-Sekine a Cryptocurrency, Blockchain, and Fintech Trailblazer

Anthony Tu-Sekine
September 1, 2022

One Less Tornado to Worry About

Anthony Tu-Sekine
August 9, 2022

Federal Employees That Own Digital Assets Cannot Work on Regulations Affecting Their Digital Assets

Anthony Tu-Sekine
July 19, 2022

Celsius Suspends Withdrawals Amid Cryptocurrency Market Meltdown

Anthony Tu-Sekine
June 17, 2022

LUNA/UST “Moonsets” and Tether Could Be Teetering—What Is the Future for Stablecoins?

Anthony Tu-Sekine
June 9, 2022

ATH for Re-Minted SEC Crypto Assets and Cyber Unit

Anthony Tu-Sekine
May 12, 2022

Seward & Kissel’s 2022 Spring Blockchain Event

Anthony Tu-Sekine
April 19, 2022

Hoisted By Their Own Petard: Did Boilerplate Disclaimers Destroy the Deliberative Process Privilege Asserted by the SEC?

Anthony Tu-Sekine
February 23, 2022

Partner Anthony Tu-Sekine participated in a Financial Times’ FundFire panel titled, “Hedge Funds, Crypto and Digital Assets: What Comes Next?”

Anthony Tu-Sekine
February 7, 2022

The President’s Working Group on Financial Markets Releases Report on Stablecoins

Anthony Tu-Sekine
November 16, 2021

New DOJ Crypto Team Focuses on Exchanges

Anthony Tu-Sekine
October 20, 2021

Howey’s Cousin “Reves” May Be Another Way For the SEC to Argue That Tokens Are Securities: Part II

Anthony Tu-Sekine
September 8, 2021

Howey’s Cousin “Reves” May Be Another Way For the SEC to Argue That Tokens Are Securities: Part I

Anthony Tu-Sekine
September 1, 2021

Chairman Gensler Does Not Mince Words in Aspen

Anthony Tu-Sekine
August 10, 2021

Under Fire: John Wise and Loci Inc.

Anthony Tu-Sekine
June 30, 2021

Norton Looks to Bring Crypto Mining to the Masses

Anthony Tu-Sekine
June 29, 2021

It’s Alive! – The Rise of NFTs in Videogames

Anthony Tu-Sekine
June 24, 2021

How Much Is That Doge-ie in the Window?

Anthony Tu-Sekine
June 22, 2021

The Biden Administration’s Crackdown on Crypto Transactions

Anthony Tu-Sekine
June 15, 2021

Bitcoin and Batman – Fictional Stories with Real, Tangible Value

Anthony Tu-Sekine
June 11, 2021

SEC Releases Fresh Guidance on Investment in Bitcoin Futures

Anthony Tu-Sekine
June 2, 2021

Stock Tokenization Creates Excitement, Regulatory Hurdles

Anthony Tu-Sekine
May 17, 2021

EIB Issues First-Ever Digital Bond on Ethereum Blockchain

Anthony Tu-Sekine
May 14, 2021

DeFi Will Eat Everyone’s Lunch?

Anthony Tu-Sekine
March 16, 2021

A Rocketship Called DeFi

Anthony Tu-Sekine
February 26, 2021

MicroStrategy Doubles Down on Bitcoin

Anthony Tu-Sekine
February 19, 2021

Nasdaq Launches Crypto Index

Anthony Tu-Sekine
February 17, 2021

Tesla Revs Up Bitcoin With $1.5 Billion Investment

Anthony Tu-Sekine
February 10, 2021