This blog is designed to give non-attorneys insight into NFT and Crypto topics from a fellow investor/collector who happens to also be an attorney specializing in intellectual property and complex commercial litigation.

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Off the Blockchain+, January 23-30, 2023

Intro/Disclaimer: A few months ago I started preparing updates for the attorneys at my firm practicing in the Web3 space regarding what stories people were talking about the prior week. I believe eventually we are going to do monthly or bi-weekly posts on the award winning BitBlog summarizing the top stories. In the meantime, I…

Tornado Cash Sanctions and the Fourth Amendment

In the wake of the sanctions brought by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) against virtual currency mixer Tornado Cash, legal scholars far smarter than I am have debated the issues surrounding whether the Tornado Cash protocol is an “entity” within OFAC’s power to sanction, and whether this falls afoul of “code is speech”…

Summary of CFTC Chairman’s Testimony to Senate on FTX

While all my friends were in Miami for the Web3 Summit and Miami Art Basel, I was stuck in dreary St. Louis watching the Senate Ag. Committee’s hearing “Why Congress Needs to Act: Lessons Learned from the FTX Collapse.” The only witness to the hearing was Rostin Behnam, who is the current Chairman of the CFTC.…

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