2017 Review

2018 and Beyond: Tokens Are Eating the Firm

Tekin Salimi is a corporate lawyer and principal at Xastris.io, a blockchain advisory firm specializing in regulatory, capital Markets and ICO execution services. The following article is an exclusive contribution to CoinDesk’s 2017 in Review. One of the most fascinating outcomes of the 2017 gold rush into open-source protocol development is the growth of “community management” – a business function that combines elements of Marketing, business development, Investor relations and human resources. Community managers are being hired en masse. Their job [...]

My Advice for ICOs? I’m Sorry I Was Right…

Jason Seibert, esq. leads a small law practice focusing on securities fraud, transactions and fiduciary duties, and host of the “I’m Not Your Lawyer” podcast. The following article is an exclusive contribution to CoinDesk’s 2017 in Review. Since 2015, people have asked me what I think about all kinds of things in the crypto-securities world. After working on the SEC v. Shavers case, I had the opportunity to speak at several locations, and to consult with a lot of businesses. [...]