Crypto Law Corner

Winston & Strawn’s Crypto Law Corner tracks and provides user-friendly explanations of legal and regulatory developments concerning crypto assets.

Blurred Lines – Navigating a Murky Regulatory Landscape in a Cryptocurrency Boom 12/03/21

In the last 12 months, institutional‑ and retail-investor demand for cryptocurrency and digital assets has risen exponentially, resulting in a nearly 500% increase in the total market capitalization for over 7,000 forms of cryptocurrency.

The Intellectual Property Value of Non-Fungible Tokens 05/25/21

Non-Fungible Tokens, known as NFTs, recently made headlines with sales of individual tokens valued at millions of dollars, comparable to sales of fine art.  Christie’s– a “conventional” auction house – sold its first NFT, the piece “Everydays: The First 5,000 Days” by the artist Beeple – for a staggering $69 million.