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Bitcoin and blockchain are no longer tech-nerd abstractions. Digital currency is becoming a significant part of doing business these days, as the law plays catch-up to regulate it. In this Instant Insights, we look at the impact that cryptocurrency is having on the legal marketplace and the practice of law.

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Andrew “Drew” Hinkes, General Counsel of Athena Blockchain.

JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s announcement last week that it has developed and tested its own digital coin, called JPM Coin, is a huge fintech development, said Andrew “Drew” Hinkes, general counsel, chief legal officer and partner of Athena Blockchain, an advisory firm that helps companies issue securities in token form.

MP McQueen

MP McQueen is editor-at-large, and can be reached at mpmcqueen@alm.com

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