Blockchain and Digital Currency
Client Challenges and Opportunities
Blockchain technology and digital currencies offer a myriad of opportunities and challenges to businesses across industries, from financial services to healthcare to supply chain management, as well as potential government services, including public registries, voting and digital identities. As this loosely regulated new currency paradigm takes shape, Snell & Wilmer has brought together a team of attorneys with a strong understanding of the related entities and technologies and the complex regulatory and legal landscape surrounding them.
Snell & Wilmer’s blockchain and digital currency group helps our clients fund, develop, protect, and commercialize blockchain technology. Our interdisciplinary team, which combines attorneys in our corporate and securities; commercial, regulatory, financial services and other blockchain related litigation; government relations; intellectual property; privacy and cybersecurity; tax and other legal content areas, is uniquely positioned to provide strategic guidance to clients who are working with blockchain solutions.
Areas of Service
Our services include handling transactional and litigation matters in the areas of:
- Anti-Money Laundering and Know-Your-Customer Regulations
- Business Operations and Corporate Formation
- Government Relations
- Money Services Business Compliance
- Money Transmitter Licensing
- Securities and Commodities Compliance
- Drafting Patent Applications
- Analyzing Intellectual Property Rights
- Commercial litigation and creditor’s rights
Clients We Serve
Our blockchain and digital currency attorneys serve clients across the United States and the world in various industries and business sectors, including assisting businesses with structuring their initial coin offerings, providing advice to cryptocurrency exchanges on banking and money transmitter laws, and investors and funds investing in tokens. As digital currency has become more ubiquitous, we have had the opportunity to work with clients of every size – from small, privately held businesses to Fortune 500 companies.
Why Clients Select Us
With attorneys from many practice areas focused on blockchain and digital currency matters, our group has the breadth of knowledge to assist our clients in whatever ways they interact with these technologies. The group also maintains the Snell & Wilmer Blockchain Law Blog to assist our clients in staying up-to-date on the latest legal and regulatory news, as well as other developments of interest.