Latham & Watkins Releases The Book of Jargon® – Cryptocurrency & Blockchain Technology

Mobile and desktop reference tool defines nearly 300 industry terms.

April 02, 2019

Latham & Watkins LLP1 is pleased to announce the launch of The Book of Jargon® – Cryptocurrency & Blockchain Technology, a comprehensive digital glossary of nearly 300 terms developed for the business, academic, and legal community. The easy-to-use reference tool demystifies the often complex legal and regulatory terminology, acronyms, and slang of the cryptocurrency and blockchain industry.

Defining terms from “Accidental Fork” to “Zero Knowledge Proof,” Latham’s Book of Jargon® – Cryptocurrency & Blockchain Technology is a user-friendly resource that renders the cryptocurrency and blockchain vocabulary more accessible and understandable to all, in particular those facing legal issues surrounding cryptocurrency and the application of distributed ledger technology.

Andrew Moyle, Global Chair of Latham’s FinTech Industry Group, said, “Latham has its finger on the pulse of the fast evolving legal developments surrounding cryptocurrency and blockchain technology in financial centers around the world. We harnessed our deep experience across practice areas, including Financial Regulatory, Payments, IP, Emerging Companies, and Technology Transactions, to develop this go-to resource for market players throughout the FinTech ecosystem.”

A global team of lawyers led by partners Todd Beauchamp, Stephen Wink, and Yvette Valdez, and counsel Simon Hawkins, collaborated to compile hundreds of frequently used terms and craft concise definitions to help readers navigate the technical underpinnings of cryptocurrency and blockchain technology and legal and regulatory terminology surrounding the industry more quickly and effectively.

The Book of Jargon® – Cryptocurrency & Blockchain Technology is available as an online web-based application/resource, and as a free mobile app in the Apple App Store or on Google Play for Android devices. It can also be accessed on the firm’s website under the Tokenization and Blockchain Technology practice page.

With the launch of The Book of Jargon® – Cryptocurrency & Blockchain Technology, Latham now offers 13 Books of Jargon®, providing a comprehensive A-Z library. Other topics include: Emerging Companies, European Capital Markets and Bank Finance, Global M&A, Global Restructuring, Healthcare & Life Sciences, Hedge Funds, International Arbitration, Master Limited Partnerships (MLPs), Oil & Gas, Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB), Project Finance, and US Corporate and Bank Finance. Additional Latham reference tools include the Global Merger Regimes™, Global Anti-Bribery & Corruption Laws, and Latham OID Threshold Calculator™ apps. 

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Notes to Editors

1 Latham & Watkins operates worldwide as a limited liability partnership organized under the laws of the State of Delaware (USA) with affiliated limited liability partnerships conducting the practice in France, Hong Kong, Italy, Singapore, and the United Kingdom and as an affiliated partnership conducting the practice in Japan. Latham & Watkins operates in South Korea as a Foreign Legal Consultant Office. Latham & Watkins works in cooperation with the Law Office of Salman M. Al-Sudairi in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

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