Murphy & McGonigle’s leading FinTech & Blockchain Practice is pleased to publish the second edition of “Who’s On the Block,” a roundup of blockchain conferences, trends and upcoming events.
Elizabeth Del Cid of Murphy & McGonigle’s New York office has been selected to the 2018 American Bar Association’s “On the Rise – Top 40 Young Lawyers List.”
Matthew Comstock of Murphy & McGonigle’s leading FinTech & Blockchain Practice delivered a keynote talk at the recent FinTech Junction Conference in Tel Aviv. Mr. Comstock, a former lawyer for the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), spoke on “The Regulation of Issuing, Trading and Exchanging Digital Assets – A View from the U.S.”
Murphy & McGonigle is serving as the first law firm sponsor of The John Lothian News’ latest media product, CryptoMarketsWiki, which will foster the understanding of crypto markets and digital ledger technology. Launched today, CMW (www.cryptomarketswiki.com) is a microwiki that will complement MarketsWiki.com, the wiki Lothian launched in 2008 that has seen over 128 million pageviews.
Murphy & McGonigle lawyers will be attending and speaking at Blockchain conferences around the country and internationally in the coming weeks. Who’s On the Block features a summary of the conferences, trends, thought leadership and sponsorships in which our leading FinTech & Blockchain Practice is involved.
Whether digital assets are securities under Federal securities law or something other than a security, and therefore outside those provisions, is a pressing question. On June 14, 2018, William Hinman, the Director of the Division of Corporation Finance at the Securities and Exchange Commission, provided valuable insights about current staff thinking and offered future guidance for market participants. However, parsing the analysis in respect of a particular digital asset remains a daunting task.