Episode 14 – Fintech Focus: Crypto in the Crosshairs – What Regulatory Themes Characterized 2020?
By Latham & Watkins
Throughout 2020, cryptocurrencies experienced incremental progress towards the mainstream as institutional investors and financial institutions made positive statements about the nascent asset class, an increasing number of jurisdictions sought to establish frameworks to decisively regulate the issuing and trading of cryptocurrencies and, in some markets, regulatory enforcement continued apace. However, questions remain around the regulation of decentralized networks and whether enhanced regulatory regimes will reduce regulatory arbitrage and jurisdiction shopping. In this episode of Connected With Latham, as part of our “Fintech Focus” series, Hong Kong counsel Simon Hawkins discusses developments in crypto regulation in Europe, the US, and Asia, as well as related trends from 2020 with New York partner Yvette Valdez and London partner Stuart Davis, two leaders in the firm’s Fintech Industry Group. This podcast is provided as a service of Latham & Watkins LLP. Listening to this podcast does not create an attorney client relationship between you and Latham & Watkins LLP, and you should not send confidential information to Latham & Watkins LLP. While we make every effort to assure that the content of this podcast is accurate, comprehensive, and current, we do not warrant or guarantee any of those things and you may not rely on this podcast as a substitute for legal research and/or consulting a qualified attorney. Listening to this podcast is not a substitute for engaging a lawyer to advise on your individual needs. Should you require legal advice on the issues covered in this podcast, please consult a qualified attorney. Under New York’s Code of Professional Responsibility, portions of this communication contain attorney advertising. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome. Results depend upon a variety of factors unique to each representation. Please direct all inquiries regarding the conduct of Latham and Watkins attorneys under New York’s Disciplinary Rules to Latham & Watkins LLP, 885 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10022-4834, Phone: 1.212.906.1200