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Matthew Kohen
8base, General Counsel & Blockchain Evangelist at 8base

Matthew Kohen: -
Matthew Kohen is an attorney, entrepreneur, and technology enthusiast with experience in advising technology companies in a variety of industries. Matthew is General Counsel and Blockchain Evangelist at 8base. In addition to his role as general counsel, he also carries business development responsibilities within the blockchain community for 8base. Prior to joining 8base, Matthew was a practicing attorney at Carlton Fields, a leading national law firm, where he served as co-chair of the blockchain technology and digital currency practice group. While at Carlton Fields, he represented some of the blockchain industry’s most innovative companies in a variety of corporate and regulatory matters. Matthew is a frequent speaker and panelist at blockchain conferences and events, where he has presented on a number of legal problems facing members of the blockchain community, including issues related to protocol developer liability, the application of existing regulatory regimes to companies utilizing disruptive technologies, as well as the impact of federal and state laws and regulations on companies conducting token sales. He has also authored numerous publications on legal issues, including the first-ever treatise analyzing the laws of all 50 states insofar as they pertain to digital assets. Matthew started mining Bitcoin in late-2011 and has been an active participant in multiple blockchain projects in communities throughout his time in the industry.

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