- Coinbase’s planned direct listing, with help from lawyers at Fenwick, is a milestone.
- A surge of crypto investment has spurred a boom in lawyers to help navigate gray areas.
- Lawyers at big firms like Goodwin and boutiques like DLx Law are working on cutting-edge issues.
Ten years ago, lawyers could be forgiven for thinking bitcoin and blockchain were a flash in the pan.
Over the past decade, though, and particularly in recent months, digital assets have boomed.
Big names like MassMutual, MicroStrategy, and Tesla have bought Bitcoin; PayPal and Square’s CashApp have made it easy to buy crypto with the tap of a finger; and major financial players like BNY Mellon and Visa and Mastercard have said they’re planning to offer custody and transaction services for certain digital assets.
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