blockchain law

002. Tokenization + the SEC – part 1

Dario de Martino, Co-Chair, Blockchain Practice
Morrison + Foerster LLP

In today’s episode, I talk to Dario de Martino. He’s an M+A and Private Equity Partner and Co-Chair of the Blockchain Practice at Morrison + Foerster LLP in New York City.

And I ask Dario about the real possibilities and opportunities around security tokens, bother from a business standpoint, the legal perspective and also from a retail investor point of view.

We do get into some legal terminology, but I’m pretty fascinated about it all. If you’re interested learning more about the most up to date stuff on SEC regulation and where we’re headed in this space, I hope you stick around and listen in.

We answer these questions and more:

  • What are the advantages of tokenizing securities?
  • How do Securities laws work generally in the US?
  • What are the main SEC regulations that are related to blockchain projects and tokenizing securities?
  • What happens if a company offers a security token to people around the world (except the US) and then it’s sold back to someone in the United States?
  • What kind of securities do you think will be tokenized in the future and are there any you’re excited about?

001. Isn’t Crypto For Criminals?


Linda Goetze, President

Blockchain Chamber of Commerce

Joel Telpner, Chair Fintech and Blockchain Practice

Sullivan + Worcester LLP

Most Bitcoin and Blockchain podcasts are so pro crypto that there isn’t a lot of room for the tough questions that newcomers to the space are asking.

Isn’t Bitcoin illegal? Won’t I lose a whole bunch of money? What about getting into crypto when there’s a USD FedCoin? 

We answer these questions in today’s episode and in the next few weeks will be featuring shows on Why Blockchain is Revolutionary, Enterprise Blockchain Solutions, Regulation + Government, and Tokenization and the SEC.

I talk to Linda Goetze from the Blockchain Chamber of Commerce in Atlanta and Joel Telpner, blockchain and crypto lawyer at Sullivan and Worcester firm in New York City.

I ask them to address some of the fears that people who are new to the space have around cryptocurrencies and the blockchain world.

The Devil’s Advocate episode. For all those who are fearful of crypto. 

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