Perkins Coie's Blockchain Technology & Digital Currency group share valuable industry and legal resources to help clients stay in the know.
Our lawyers publish white papers, write articles, host a blog on the latest developments in blockchain solutions and digital currency law, and present at outside conferences and webinars.
We partner with local organizations like the Chicago Blockchain Center and DC Blockchain Center, and regularly host Meetups in Palo Alto, Seattle and Washington, D.C. to support collaboration, community and innovation in the industry.
Perkins Coie Publications
||TREATMENT OF BITCOIN UNDER U.S. PROPERTY LAW
In this recently published Perkins Coie whitepaper, the authors analyze the treatment of bitcoin under applicable U.S. property law. The authors conclude that property interests should exist in bitcoin under such law, and that multiple sources of persuasive authority provide additional support for that conclusion
||SELF-SOVEREIGN IDENTITY AND DISTRIBUTED LEDGER TECHNOLOGY: FRAMING THE LEGAL ISSUES
This white paper describes the development of DLT as a means for creating a decentralized, portable, secure, privacy-respecting and entirely user-controlled online identity system, often referred to as self-sovereign identity (SSI). Also covered in the paper are high-level legal issues and technological challenges that must be addressed ahead of mass adoption.