Latham derivatives and FinTech partner Yvette Valdez explores regulatory issues impacting cryptocurrency derivatives on the Fintech Beat podcast.
New York partner Yvette Valdez, a member of Latham & Watkins’ FinTech Industry Group, recently discussed timely issues at the intersection of cryptoassets and derivatives law on a new episode of Fintech Beat.
Valdez spoke with host Chris Brummer about a number of regulatory issues impacting cryptocurrency derivatives, including:
- Whether cryptocurrencies or stablecoins are inherently derivatives
- The ramifications of being deemed a derivative
- Cryptocurrency derivatives and tokenized derivatives
- Considerations for token developers to better navigate the regulatory field
- The potential pitfalls of the Simple Agreement for Future Tokens (SAFT) from a commodities regulatory point of view
- The Automated Convertible Note, a free-to-use tool developed by Latham & Watkins in collaboration with ConsenSys and OpenLaw, which addresses future token sales in a manner compliant with US securities and commodities regulations
Fintech Beat features conversations on topics at the intersection of finance, technology, policy, and regulation. Each episode features the latest trends, movers and shakers, ideas, and policies in financial technology.