Bitcoin

Taylor English’s Bitcoin practice group offers a range of legal and support services targeted to the Bitcoin industry and Bitcoin-centric companies. As this new industry grows, there is an evolving need for legal guidance on a wide range of issues, from basic corporate structuring and employment needs to federal and state regulatory compliance.

As a full-service firm, Taylor English provides counsel on the key challenges facing Bitcoin companies and does so with a comprehensive knowledge of industry goals. Taylor English offers legal services in a variety of areas, including: mergers and acquisitions, employment law, regulatory insights and litigation management. Services extend to intellectual property and copyright issues, which can be closely tied to trading algorithms.

Having a partner who has a first-principles understanding of the industry and can oversee upfront business alignment challenges translates into protection for your business from potential future litigation.

Proactive guidance also means teaching the public the merit of your business. The firm’s government relations group, t|e decisions, sits at the nexus of business and government affairs. The t|e decisions team can offer a service that many Bitcoin companies need but are often lacking: a way to educate state and federal regulators on the value of your underlying product. In the open-source spirit of Bitcoin, these combined efforts can result in significant advantages not just for your company, but also for the larger Bitcoin community.

With a deep understanding of the Bitcoin landscape and the inner workings of asset class, the Bitcoin team knows how to minimize risks and maximize success for clients. Pairing legal counsel with government affairs through t|e decisions makes Taylor English a holistic partner of choice for Bitcoin companies.

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Can I Pay My Employees In Bitcoin?

2019

If you are interested in paying your employees in bitcoin, it is important to be aware of your state’s regulatory and legal requirements….

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Beyond Spirecast: Bitcoin, Podcast

2020

On January 7, 2020, attorney Bryan Jacoutot was featured in Spire Workforce Solutions’ podcast discussion “Beyond Spirecast: Bitcoin.”…

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Bitcoin Compensation Compliance: Navigating Murky Waters

2019

For U.S. employers curious about paying their employees in Bitcoin, attorney Bryan Jacoutot explains legal uncertainties that employers…

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Employers Paying Employees in Bitcoin? Tread Carefully

2019

As Bitcoin* continues to rise in value relative to the U.S. dollar (currently trading at $12,843 on Coinbase), renewed interest in the…

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Bitcoin Compensation Hurdles: Borderless Money in a Bordered World

2020

In an article published in the Spring 2020 issue of GGI Labour & Employment Law News, Bryan Jacoutot discusses Bitcoin’s rapid ascent…

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Bitcoin isn’t wasteful

2021

As the Bitcoin price crosses the $50,000 mark for the first time in its history, familiar and largely debunked claims that Bitcoin is a…

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Citi Bank: Bitcoin could become the currency of international trade

2021

It is always difficult to judge the potential impact of a new technology, particularly at its outset. And even accepting the fact that…

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Claims of a “double-spend” on the bitcoin network last week were completely unfounded

2021

As the Bitcoin price cooled off following a few wild weeks that saw it rapidly rise to over $40,000, misinformation within the community…

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Legacy payment systems flip from fighting Bitcoin to fighting over it

2021

It’s a common misconception that Bitcoin and the legacy payment processors like Visa and PayPal are on opposite sides of a battle for the…

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El Salvador Becomes First Nation to Adopt Bitcoin as Legal Tender

2021

The Central American nation of El Salvador, whose currency is the United States dollar, now has a new option for savings and the purchase…

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Tesla’s Bitcoin profits already outpacing its vehicle sales

2021

Just a few weeks following Tesla’s surprise purchase of $1.5 billion worth of bitcoin, the big move appears to be paying off. Although…

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Game changer? $1.5 Billion in bitcoin now on Tesla’s balance sheet

2021

Tesla has officially joined a growing list of publicly traded companies piling bitcoin onto their balance sheet. The announcement via SEC…

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Kentucky Bitcoin mining tax exemption clears committee hurdle

2021

Bitcoin is entering a new phase of adoption as states and countries compete to pull the booming business of bitcoin within their borders….

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No longer a question: Banks are coming into Bitcoin

2021

Last month, I recorded a short podcast suggesting it was very likely that “in the coming years or months,” banks would be hard pressed to…

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Yellen’s Bitcoin criticism underscores need for education of lawmakers

2021

U.S. Treasury Secretary, Janet Yellen, made waves yesterday after leveling a number of either debunked or highly disputed criticisms…

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Operation Hidden Treasure: IRS looks to recoup unreported crypto gains

2021

The IRS has launched a significant effort to recoup unreported or underreported taxable events from the sale of cryptocurrencies,…

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“Introduction to Advising Clients about Cryptocurrency,” Cobb County Bar Association

2021

On June 10, Bryan Jacoutot joined the Cobb County Bar Association’s Business Law and Litigation Section for an, “Introduction to Advising…

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“Breakfast on the Blockchain: Fundamentals of Blockchain Through A Legal Lens,” Taylor English Duma LLP

2018

On Wednesday, September 26, 2018, Bryan Jacoutot presented “Breakfast on the Blockchain: Fundamentals of blockchain through a legal…

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Cryptocurrency and Financial Firms: New Analysis of North Korea Hacks from CISA, FBI, Treasury

2021

The nation’s top financial and cyber law enforcement watchdogs have published an extensive analysis of the malware used in recent efforts…

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FinCEN Flexes its Enforcement Muscles

2021

FinCEN recently flexed its enforcement muscles by bringing criminal charges against a New Orleans man for failing to register his money…

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Kaseya Customers Respond to Ransomware Attack

2021

Customers of Kesaya, an IT security software provider, are responding to a massive ransomware attack launched at Kesaya users over the…

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Licensed Digital Collectibles

2021

An iconic moment is time captured and offered in the form of a digital collectible sold through blockchain technology.  Licensing deal…

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