Blockchain Lawyers & Lawyers | digital currency

The sudden and rapid rise of Bitcoin, Ethereum, and other cryptocurrencies over the past few years, coupled with the potential applications of blockchain and distributed ledger technologies in virtually every industry, has generated a wave of innovation, disruptive businesses and a modern digital economy. With this explosive growth, new legal and regulatory issues in these areas arise every day. The technical expertise of Goodwin’s blockchain attorneys, geographic footprint in key industry markets, and depth of experience enable us to deliver unparalleled service to help our clients take advantage of opportunities and address challenges. of this evolving industry.


Our Digital Currency and Blockchain practice, established in January 2015, when most people were just beginning to hear the word “Blockchain”, is supported by a well-established global team of highly regarded subject matter experts in fields affecting digital currencies, including businesses. Formation and Funding, Public Securities Laws, SEC, FinCEN, DOJ, FINRA, Broker-Dealer, CFTF, and State Regulations, Intellectual Property, Fund Formation, Government Investigations and Enforcement, Token Fundraising, and Other Alternative Investment Options securities offering (i.e. Reg A+, Reg D/506(c), Reg S, Equity Crowdfunding). Goodwin’s global team is also skilled in advising innovators and investors in this complex and rapidly changing industry. We collaborate with our clients to seize the promise and potential of innovation to achieve lasting impact. Goodwin’s blockchain lawyers also advise clients in the emerging area of ​​DeFi (decentralized finance). We advise investors and other participants on projects in the growing DeFi industry. Advice ranges from investment and due diligence in DeFi projects to regulatory compliance, intellectual property strategies, and exploration of DeFi technology by traditional financial service providers.

Our recent experience understand :

  • Represented Block Walleta cryptocurrency management portfolio, in Series Seed investing
  • Representing a digital currency company in FinCEN’s first-ever digital currency enforcement action, and related DOJ settlement
  • Representing Coinbasea leading digital asset exchange company, in litigation related to its refusal to comply with an IRS action seeking customer information from hundreds of thousands of users
  • Acted for a venture capital firm in a seed investment in an international money transfer company that uses bitcoin and mobile wallets to receive remittances from abroad
  • Represented Circlea mobile payments company based on blockchain technology and crypto assets, in its acquisition of Poloniex, a leading token exchange
  • Advised a Bitcoin platform on the licensing of its technology and other intellectual property rights to another market participant
  • Represented Group of digital currenciesa venture capital firm focused on investing in the digital currency and blockchain industries, in its acquisition of industry media giant CoinDesk
  • Advising a venture capitalist on a Series A investment in a bitcoin holding company
  • Represented Sand Hill Swap in response to SEC enforcement action regarding derivative contracts and Bitcoin
  • Advising customers on issues regarding Bitcoin ATMs
  • Representing Social Reality, Inc.a NASDAQ-listed public company, on its proposed blockchain platform
  • Advise digital currency exchanges on state and FinCEN registrations
  • Representing the Tezos Foundationa blockchain-based platform for decentralized applications and smart contracts, regulatory and litigation
  • Representation of a client seeking a “no action” ruling from the SEC regarding a new cryptocurrency
  • Represented Xapoa Bitcoin platform that enables the use of debit cards for Bitcoin withdrawals and provides a secure institutional investor vault to store Bitcoin, in a $20 million funding round
  • Advise clients on fund formation for crypto-focused venture capital, private equity and hedge funds, and for funds investing in cryptocurrencies and token sales

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