Nathan Howell is a partner in Sidley’s Chicago office in the investment funds, advisers and derivatives practice group. His practice focuses on futures and derivatives regulation, transactions and compliance, with a core focus on Commodity Exchange Act, Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and Dodd-Frank Act matters. Mr Howell frequently advises clients on issues related to cryptocurrency, blockchain and distributed ledger technology, and tokenised assets. He understands the complexities of the current legislative and regulatory environment in the United States in light of the disruption caused by technology. His clients rely on him to understand complexity, while providing practical and straightforward solutions.
This third edition provides a practical analysis of recent legal and regulatory changes and developments, and of their effects, and looks forward to expected trends in the area of virtual currencies on a country-by-country basis. It is not intended to be an exhaustive guide to the regulation of virtual currencies globally or in any of the included jurisdictions. Instead, for each jurisdiction, the authors have endeavoured to provide a sufficient overview for the reader to understand the current legal and regulatory environment at a high level.