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Synopsis

Seward & Kissel represented an entity seeking to establish multiple platforms offering custody of cryptocurrencies.

Of note

Establishing an entity that acts as a cryptocurrency custodian required an analysis of a host of state and federal laws and regulations and figuring out how existing laws and regulations, most of which came into existence at a time when paper was the primary medium to document instruments and transactions, would apply to decentralized, disintermediated blockchain assets.

The Team

Our client was advised by a team led by partner Paul Clark and senior associate Casey Jennings.

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Seward & Kissel LLP | Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Group

Seward & Kissel LLP has been counseling participants in the financial services industry since 1890. Today, our Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Group assists clients with investments in cryptocurrencies and other assets based on distributed ledger technology. Drawing on knowledge from across the firm’s practice areas, we have advised clients on a variety of groundbreaking matters, from structuring security and utility token offerings, advising crypto exchanges, forming crypto custodians, and advising on a range of questions relating to crypto investments and the buying, selling, and trading of crypto assets.