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Thank you to everyone who joined us in-person or virtually for our 2022 Spring Blockchain Event, held on April 12, 2022. If you missed the session or would like to view on-demand, the link is below.

On Demand: To view the panel discussion on-demand, click here.

Panel discussion: “This will get worse before it gets better”: Are US regulators an obstructive bottleneck or important brake on blockchain adoption?

CLE: CLE credit is available for this event


  • Cody Willard, Investment Manager (moderator)
  • Francesco Castella, Senior Policy Advisor to Representative Ted Budd (R – NC)
  • Keith Coyne, Head of Strategy and Product for Cowen Digital
  • Nikhilesh De, Managing Editor for Global Policy and Regulation at CoinDesk
  • Anthony Tu-Sekine, Head of Seward & Kissel’s Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Group

The opinions expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the firm or its clients, or any of its or their respective affiliates. This article is for general information purposes and is not intended to be and should not be taken as legal advice.


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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 tokenstoken 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.

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”