Law of Code

Learn about Blockchain laws

The regulations, case law, and best practices surrounding blockchains, crypto, and NFTs

Many of today’s crypto companies, NFT holders, and meme stock geniuses are swimming in murky water. Canadian regulators (and Courts) have been playing catch up since Satoshi Nakamoto published the Bitcoin white paper in 2008.

Code of Law focuses on the legal framework being built around blockchains. We’ll learn about crypto regulations, IP and other rights surrounding NFTs, and the broad legislation impacting blockchain.

You’ll hear from the top lawyers, lawmakers, academics, and entrepreneurs in the space – we’ll touch on best practices countries are implementing, new regulations, and share ideas on the best path forward.

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#11 – Collins Belton (Part 1): Gary Gensler, Coinbase Lend, the Howey Test & the biggest legal problems facing crypto. Law of Code

Collins Belton (@collins_belton) is one of the brightest minds in crypto law. Collins is the founder and Managing Partner of Brookwood P.C., a boutique transactional practice focused on serving founders, startups and emerging technology companies working on frontier technology, particularly in the digital asset space. Show highlights: – When Collins was introduced to blockchain technology – Why Collins founded Brookwood PC – Coinbase Lend – The Howey Test & investment contracts – Gary Gensler reframing the DeFi narrative – What Collins would do as head of the SEC – The biggest legal problems in crypto today Collins was so great that we’ve turned the interview into two parts. Check out our next episode to hear how Collins stays on top of all things crypto, his favourite NFTs, and what's next for Collins after he "retired" from private practice. Thanks for listening – If you enjoyed the show, we'd appreciate a review!
  1. #11 – Collins Belton (Part 1): Gary Gensler, Coinbase Lend, the Howey Test & the biggest legal problems facing crypto.
  2. #10 – Eric Richmond, COO at Coinsquare: Holding crypto for institutional clients, becoming a great crypto lawyer, and what's next for crypto lawyers.
  3. #9 – Matthew Burgoyne: Building a legal career in crypto, securities laws and Bitcoin, securing your first crypto client, and what makes a great lawyer.
  4. #8 – Geoff Costeloe: Digital estate planning, tax considerations for holders of crypto and NFTs, and the future of smart contract estate planning
  5. #7 – Any Obando: NFTs, NBA Top-Shots, intellectual property law, and enforcing copyright law in a digital world.

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Blockchains are digital ledgers duplicated and distributed across an entire network of computer systems on a blockchain

Cryptocurrencies are peer-to-peer digital payment systems enabling money-transfers without trusted intermediaries

Non-Fungible Tokens represent a unit of data stored on a digital ledger, certifying a digital asset to be unique and not interchangeable