• Blockchain attorney Lisa Rubin discussed legal misconceptions the industry still holds at the 0xpo Crossroads event in San Francisco.
• Tezos co-founder Kathleen Breitman discussed Tezos’ proof-of-stake mechanism, Ethereum and sharding, progressive decentralization, and NFT gaming at the Web Summit event in Lisbon.
• Clay Robbins of Slow Ventures, Soona Amhaz of Volt Capital, Sarah Guo of Conviction and formerly Greylock, and Alex Strzesniewski of AngelBlock discussed raising venture money even during Crypto Winter at 0xpo Summit in San Francisco.
Cryptocurrency is a rapidly emerging industry, and there is an increasing significance placed on understanding the legal implications of launching a blockchain-based business. At the 0xpo Crossroads event in San Francisco on November 3, Lisa Rubin, a blockchain attorney with Paul Hastings, sat down with Decrypt’s Jason Nelson to discuss legal misconceptions the industry still holds.
Rubin began by discussing the importance of seeking legal advice before launching a crypto company. She stated that, although it may seem daunting to speak with a lawyer, it is essential to understand the legal implications of launching a startup. Rubin also noted that there is no “one size fits all” approach when it comes to legal advice, and that companies should tailor their advice to their specific situation.
The conversation then turned to the importance of licensing and regulatory compliance. Rubin highlighted that in the US there are a number of laws and regulations which crypto companies must abide by, such as anti-money laundering laws, securities laws, and consumer protection laws. She emphasized that it is important to stay up to date with the changing regulatory landscape in order to ensure that one’s business is compliant.
In addition to the 0xpo Crossroads event, the industry has also seen a number of events such as the Web Summit event in Lisbon. At this event, Tezos co-founder Kathleen Breitman spoke about how the Tezos blockchain has used a proof-of-stake mechanism since its inception, her admiration for Tendermint, Ethereum and sharding, progressive decentralization, and NFT gaming with Decrypt’s Stephen Graves onstage.
The industry has also had the 0xpo Summit in San Francisco, where Clay Robbins of Slow Ventures, Soona Amhaz of Volt Capital, Sarah Guo of Conviction and formerly Greylock, and Alex Strzesniewski of AngelBlock joined Decrypt’s Jason Nelson for an extensive panel on raising venture money even during Crypto Winter. They discussed the challenges of raising money in a bear market, and the importance of having a clear strategy and focus in order to succeed.
Overall, the events of the past few months have highlighted the importance of understanding the legal implications of launching a crypto business, as well as the importance of staying up to date with the changing regulatory landscape and having a clear strategy when raising venture money even during a bear market. As the industry continues to grow, it is essential to take the necessary steps to ensure that businesses and investments remain compliant and successful.