Preston J.

Byrne

Preston J. Byrne

Preston Byrne, a CoinDesk columnist, is a partner in Anderson Kill's Technology, Media and Distributed Systems Group. He advises software, internet and fintech companies. His biweekly column, “Not Legal Advice,” is a roundup of pertinent legal topics in the crypto space. It is most definitely not legal advice.

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How to Build Decentralized Twitter
Crypto-based social media will be shaped by existing statutes, regulations and norms – and may be limited by its tech.
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Decentralization’s Challenge to Policymakers Is Coming
We are fast approaching a point where there will no longer be “decentralization theater” and things will get real.
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BlockFi Is in Regulators' Crosshairs. DeFi Is Next
The DeFi industry should watch closely the regulatory actions taken against BlockFi and the securities questions being raised, CoinDesk columnist Preston Byrne writes.
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Bitcoin Doesn't Care if You Think It's Right Wing
Dogecoin co-founder Jackson Palmer says bitcoin is "inherently right-wing, hyper-capitalistic" but, really, it's whatever you want it to be, says our columnist.
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5 Legal Considerations When Dealing in NFTs
Just because securities laws might not apply doesn’t mean other laws won’t, says our columnist.
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'The Squeezening': How the GameStop Backlash Will Curtail Freedom
GameStop's "squeezening" is likely to increase calls for curbs on "memetic disturbances." That could be dangerous for free speech.
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Would the STABLE Act Make Running an Ethereum Node Illegal?
The STABLE Act regulating the burgeoning stablecoin industry is misplaced and overly broad, says our columnist.
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Stop F**king Around With Public Token Airdrops in the United States
The SEC’s slowness in ruling on DeFI's legality "is not a waiver of its enforcement power," says our columnist.
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Twitter Doesn't Need Web 3.0 to Solve Its Identity Problem
The great Twitter hack does not herald the end of the centralized web. But we need stronger cryptography for social media.
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Bitcoin Doesn’t Take Sides: Why Apolitical Solutions Are the Internet's Future
Companies that take political stances are in a never-ending war with public opinion. Bitcoin doesn’t take sides and that's why it wins, says our columnist.
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