Crypto, Blockchain and Digital Assets Brochure

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O V E R V I E W As blockchain technology matures and gains wider acceptance, we have seen a move toward the development of robust, enterprise-ready solutions. Digital assets and trading have moved from promise and potential to become key elements of the global financial ecosystem. The landscape for digital assets is rapidly evolving, and FinTech Foundry by Shearman is here to be your guide. We are committed to supporting the start-ups, incumbents and investors who are shaping the future of financial services. FinTech Foundry by Shearman provides multi-disciplinary legal and industry knowledge, thought leadership, and a forum to connect key participants in the wider FinTech ecosystem. Leveraging our deep regulatory knowledge and global capabilities, we help clients cultivate relationships with regulators and other market participants, deliver innovative solutions to increasingly complex legal and regulatory issues, and capitalize on opportunities presented by regulatory reform initiatives and market developments. FINTECH FOUNDRY "We are witnessing today the broad adoption of blockchain technology and digital assets that will reshape our global economy over the next century. Our role is to help entrepreneurs, financial institutions and investors achieve success through the power of this innovation." Donna Parisi, Partner, Derivatives Global Head of Finance Services & FinTech, New York ADVISING DISRUPTORS AND FORTUNE 500 COMPANIES OUR ATTORNEYS ARE PIONEERS BEYOND FINANCIAL SERVICES We advise a broad range of clients, from disruptive start-ups to established players, in their efforts to capitalize on these emerging technologies. We help banks and Fortune 500 companies take advantage of new market opportunities that blockchain technology is helping to open. And we facilitate collaboration and partnerships between established and emerging companies in the sector. The revolutionary opportunity of blockchain is not limited to financial services and digital assets. This technology is enabling innovation in healthcare, real estate, automotive, insurance, telecommunications and many other sectors. To understand and harness the full potential of blockchain technology, we assembled an inter- disciplinary team of attorneys with deep industry knowledge in a wide range of sectors, who can help clients integrate blockchain technology into their core businesses. Our global, cross-practice team of attorneys is experienced in advising the full range of market participants, including digital asset exchanges, trading companies, payments companies, custody solutions, DeFi offerings, infrastructure providers, financial institutions, corporates and more. "Technology is always a few steps ahead of financial regulation. As the regulators develop rules and methods to govern digital assets and blockchain technology, we help our clients understand the opportunity arising from new regulations, and how to navigate and comply with these rules." Barney Reynolds, Partner, London Page 2

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