The Director of the SEC’s Division of Corporation Finance William Hinman gave a speech in which he discussed whether a digital asset originally offered as a security can become something other than a security over time. The speech provided some of the most important considerations to date for analysis of blockchain token transactions under US securities law.
Verity A. Van Tassel Richards focuses her practice on representing US and non-US financial services firms, broker-dealers, financial technology companies, blockchain projects and cryptocurrency funds. She counsels on a wide range of matters, including general corporate, regulatory and business questions. Verity works with transactional lawyers on structuring and negotiations when deals involve technology and financial services companies, and on blockchain token offerings, including so-called ICOs. She assists both financial services firms and vendors in negotiating technology agreements for all types of services and in considering the regulatory issues associated with such technologies. Read Verity Van Tassel Richards' full bio.