Cryptoassets and the different Protocols

Cryptoassets and the different Protocols

Cryptoassets are pieces of information stored on a blockchain that are traded for the value of the information itself. The second video in this five-part video series provides an understanding of cryptoassets and how regulators have dealt with them.
Overview

Cryptoassets are information held on a blockchain which are traded for the value of this information in itself. Different regulators are taking different approached to regulating cryptoassets, however generally a functional approach is used to understand cryptoassets. Areas of regulatory focus include stopping money laundering and consumer protection.

Key learning objectives:

  • What are the benefits of blockchain?

  • What are smart contracts?

  • What are cryptoassets?

  • What are the areas of regulator focus?

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Expert
James Burnie

James Burnie

James Burnie is a partner at law firm gunnercooke. He has been at the forefront of advising on blockchain and cryptoassets projects, including the first equity issuance settled on-chain. His work is award winning, receiving runner-up at the Crypto A.M. Awards 2020, "Standout" at the FT Innovation in Legal Expertise Awards 2018 and "Highly Commended / Runner Up" at Legalweek: The British legal Awards 2017.

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