Published in July 2015 and available now, The Law of Bitcoin is a response to the great interest and need for a text focused on the law of cryptocurrencies, especially Bitcoin. This book is the first of its kind delving into cryptocurrency law in four jurisdictions: the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada and Germany. Written by knowledge leaders in the fields of law and cryptocurrency, The Law of Bitcoin addresses such topics as the intersection of cryptocurrencies and criminal law, taxation, anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing regulations, securities law, consumer protection, negotiable instruments, currency law and financial regulation. The Law of Bitcoin is a leading resource and go-to text both for those wishing to understand the basics of how the law affects cryptocurrency and Bitcoin businesses, and also for those in the legal community searching for sophisticated answers to more advanced questions.
The Law of Bitcoin features contributors and legal experts from 4 different countries:
Stuart Hoegner (editor) is a lawyer and accountant in the cryptocurrency and Internet gaming spaces. He represents bitcoin and other cryptocurrency exchanges, leading cryptocurrency entrepreneurs and investors and blockchain 2.0 initiatives. He is General Counsel to the Bitcoin Alliance of Canada.
Paul Anning is a specialist financial services lawyer and partner at Osborne Clarke in London. He has a broad range of experience, including experience in MA and capital markets transactions, establishing private equity and property funds, and advising institutional investors on alternative investments.
Mark Brailsford is a Consultant in the corporate tax group at Osborne Clarke in London. Mark has over 25 years of experience in corporate tax and wide expertise in the UK and international tax arena. His primary focus lies with corporate tax and VAT structuring for corporate and financial transactions.
Lorna Brazell is a partner in the intellectual property litigation department