Cryptocurrency & blockchain

Distributed ledger technology is changing the world.  The rise of cryptocurrencies and Initial Coin Offerings  (ICO) have created new ways for businesses to raise significant amounts very quickly.

Regulation in this area is struggling to keep up with the technology, and increasing scrutiny from government is coming.

Licensing, taxation, privacy, anti-money laundering, corporate structuring and other regulatory changes all intersect around this new technology.

The cryptocurrency and blockchain space presents unique challenges merging cutting edge technology and a challenging regulatory space as rapid development and adoption of this exciting technology occurs.

Piper Alderman’s cryptocurrency & blockchain team are passionate about the power of change brought by distributed ledger technologies.  We bring together our lawyers’ experience in software development, corporate and commercial, taxation law and regulation to provide expert technical and legal understanding for our clients.

We advise start-ups and established businesses in how to best leverage distributed ledger technology while managing the legal risks.  

We also advise a range of clients who are operating in the cryptocurrency space, including for the development of cryptocurrency exchanges and ICOs.

The team regularly present on legal issues surrounding blockchain and distributed ledger technology topics at conferences around Australia and internationally.

Piper Alderman is proud to have become the first major Australian law firm to accept bitcoin payments for legal services.

The team provide regular, accessible and informative summaries of current issues. 

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