Blockchain technology, cryptocurrency, non-fungible tokens (NFTs), and other digital assets are quickly gaining interest and investment. As complex issues arise from their increasing adoption, Alston & Bird brings to bear a focused, multidisciplinary team of lawyers offering businesses a wealth of knowledge and experience across a broad range of services and industries to advise on the complexities of this growing space.
Cryptocurrency and blockchain technology are being adopted by consumers, retailers, institutional investors, and even sovereign nations. With the advent of altcoins, stablecoins, and smart contracts, blockchain technology is being used to create a decentralized system of finance (DeFi) that affects and continues to disrupt many areas of traditional and global finance and other related markets. As more cryptocurrencies and digital assets are developed, accepted, and used, Alston & Bird’s team of subject-matter experts are experienced and uniquely qualified to counsel and educate clients on the widespread legal, regulatory, and related issues in this space. Our work includes advising investment funds, trading and investment platforms, tokenization, and regulatory licensing.