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 is thrilled to be a sponsor of the CryptoMarketsWiki,” said partner Joseph Lombard of the firm’s FinTech & Blockchain Practice. “We are longtime admirers of JLN’s ability to bring clarity to the complexities of trading and markets, and we look forward to the good work that CryptoMarketsWiki will no doubt do in this dynamic area.”
“The tremendous growth in crypto markets, digital ledger technology and related fintech begged for a new wiki to help people manage the huge challenge of understanding these new markets and technologies,” said Lothian.
“The current environment is a combination of the early 1970s with the launch of the Cboe and IMM and the late 1990s with the introduction of electronic trading,” he said. “With all kinds of people attracted to crypto markets or learning how to deploy blockchain, an objective and balanced source of information was needed. We hope CryptoMarketsWiki will help to fill that need,” Lothian said.
Murphy & McGonigle’s leading FinTech & Blockchain team advises broker-dealers, traders, exchanges, banks, private equity and venture investors, asset managers, private funds and other market participants on complex regulatory and legal matters related to the use of technology.
Murphy & McGonigle was also the first law firm to sponsor the Hyperledger Project, a collaborative effort aimed at advancing cross-industry blockchain technology. Brian Behlendorf, Hyperledger’s Executive Director, was named today by The New York Times as one of the top 10 people who have shaped the cryptocurrency landscape. The Firm is a member of the Chamber of Digital Commerce, as well.