Personal Blog – Thoughts on LTS  cross-posted on Medium @NelsonMRosario

Cryptocurrency Legal Blog – Law of Cryptocurrency


I co-teach a law school class, “Blockchain, Cryptocurrency + Law,” at Illinois Tech – Chicago-Kent College of Law. You can check out the class website here.

I am also a Visiting Professor at IE Law School for their Master of Laws program in Legal Tech.

Publications, Featured Quotes/Tweets

New frontiers: the complex regulations for blockchain in the US and abroad?” – opinion piece published in Law Ahead on July 24, 2018

Can Blockchains Safeguard Elections?” – opinion piece published in In The Mesh on April 23, 2018

MailChimp’s Ban on Cryptocurrency Marketing is Causing Collateral Damage” – (featured quotes & tweets) by Sonya Mann in Inc. on April 4, 2018

An Update on the Blockchain Patent Landscape” – expert analysis published in Law 360 on March 15, 2018

US Bills Could Spell Disaster for Crypto Sex Industry” – (featured quotes) by Leigh Cuen in Coindesk on March 15, 2018

Windy City blockchain lawyers gather in the Loop” – (featured quotes) by Brad Rosen in Jim Hamilton’s World of Securities on December 12, 2017

After the end of the startup era” – (featured tweets) by Jon Evans in TechCrunch on October 22, 2017

Thread of the Week” – (featured tweets) by Stefano Bernardi in Token Economy on October 21, 2017

The Four Hurdles to Blockchain Adoption” – opinion piece published in Legaltech News on September 27, 2017

Protecting IP in the Blockchain Sector” – (featured quotes) by Shai Jalfin in IPWatchdog on June 30, 2017

The Emerging Blockchain Patent Landscape” – expert analysis published in Law 360 on March 19, 2017

What’s in a name? From Bitcoin to Blockchain to Distributed Ledgers” – opinion piece published in Coindesk on February 11, 2017


You can find all my slides here.

Current USA Regulatory Environment for Blockchain Companies,” Invited Speaker at IE Law School in Madrid, Spain, July 2018

IP and Blockchain” – Speaker, Computational Law + Blockchain Festival 2018, Chicago Node, March 30, 2018

Blockchains and GVCs” – Guest Lecturer, IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law, March 20, 2018

“Blockchain/Cryptocurrency Legal and Regulatory Perspective,” – Panelist, International Blockchain Congress 2018, February 9, 2018

“Blockchain/ICO Seminar,” Panelist, BLOC at 1871, February 7, 2018

“IP Considerations for Blockchain Technology” – Presenter, The Chicago Bar Association September 26, 2017

“Techstars Growth Session: Blockchains, Coin Sales, and ICOs,” – Panelist, Techstars Chicago, August 23, 2017

“Blockchain and Smart Contracts” – Roundtable talk I took part in on June 27, 2017, at Microsoft about smart contracts and civic solutions for blockchain

Blockchain and Bitcoin” – Talk I gave February 7, 2017, at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law about blockchain technology and bitcoin

“Blockchain and Patents” – Presentation I gave November 4, 2016, as an invited speaker for the Fin(Legal)Tech conference at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law. You can find the slides here.

“Bitcoin is coming” – Slides from a talk that I gave November 7, 2015, at the Defense Entrepreneurs Forum.

“Bitcoin and IP” – Talk that I gave September 29, 2015, at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law on bitcoin and why young lawyers should stay current on new technologies.

Illinois Tech Lunch” – I gave a radio interview to this student run radio program on February 4, 2015.


You can check out my profile on GitHub.