The blockchain book you’ve been waiting for is finally here! – Cryptocurrencies

Ah right, this complex area which becomes even more so when it is linked to blockchain and cryptocurrencies. How do I get into good standing as a token issuer, PSAN or entrepreneur? What is the applicable regime for mining or staking? How can I calmly sell cryptos? Am I taxable, when and how? These questions, we have all asked ourselves. Unfortunately, how do you end up drowning in a flood of information? Fortunately for us, on October 29, 2020, a book soberly titled “Crypto-asset and blockchain law” was published. Its mission: to enlighten everyone. And you know what ? This book is not written by one but by five heroes .. er authors! When I told you that the law was complicated!

A recognized publishing house

Once the precious sesame is in hand, if you are from the publishing world, you might not have missed it that it was edited by LexisNexis. For those who don’t know, this is one of the most prestigious French houses for law books. As the subjects are always analyzed in depth, a publication by them is in itself a guarantee of quality. “Okay, the publisher is prestigious, but are the authors up to the task?” Dear readers, do not be impatient, I am coming to this.

LexisNexis, a renowned publisher

Authors with a solid background in cryptos

Written not by one but five authors, in the persons of Alice Barbet-Massin, Faustine Fleuret, Alexandre Lourimi, William O’Rorke and Claire Pion, we objectively have something for everyone.

With a doctor of law, an alumnus ofAMF and ConsenSys now permanentAdan, a tax lawyer, a digital lawyer and a financial law lawyer; you don’t have to worry about that.

Great ! Who is this book addressed to ?

Here I allow myself a little warning, this book, as you can imagine, is not for everyone. If you are looking for a simple introduction to some legal aspects of the crypto world, go your way. Fortunately, I have a hunch that such a subject should soon surface in the media you are reading now …

We are here on a book for entrepreneurs already established in the blockchain or wishing to join it and wanting to be in full compliance with the law. As well, jurists, lawyers and accountants will be able to read practical answers to particularly difficult legal issues encountered in the crypto-assets and blockchain sector. Students, for whom no course to date teaches crypto-asset and blockchain “law”, will finally find what they are looking for in this book. No more futile research and wasted time debating the interpretation of a particular article. Here we are indeed on a global view of the regulation of crypto and blockchain related activities and with specific examples please!

The book that will finally make you understand blockchain law

One Book To Rule Them All

What is striking when you consult the impressive summary of this work of nearly 410 pages, it is the diversity of the topics covered.


Cryptoassets are highly volatile unregulated investment products. No EU investor protection. Your capital is at risk.

The book is in fact divided into 4 main parts what are :

  1. Players ;
  2. Uses ;
  3. Conformity ;
  4. Taxation.

The part on players will allow everyone to be in good standing when issuing their token by obtaining the appropriate Visa. This part also discusses the diet Digital Asset Service Providers (PSAN), which we no longer present.

Uses, focuses on the application of blockchain at the legal level, whether in civil or financial law. As we know, all data stored on the blockchain then becomes immutable. This immutability is a force that brings public and private blockchain together. If I store a fingerprint of a document on it and want to use it as evidence in a dispute, is this admissible? This is precisely the stake of this part. The financial sector is not left out of questioning either. Being one, if not THE most regulated sector in the world, the use of blockchain in this one poses new questions, to which our authors answer.

Conformity, echoes here the rights of personal data and that of the fight against money laundering. We’ve all heard of the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), but the blockchain because of its immutability and its applications raises new questions. Can I exercise my right to be forgotten? How can those responsible be identified? What will their obligations and relevant compliance programs be? All these questions will be answered in the first chapter.

The second chapter meanwhile, it focuses on a subject that is unfortunately still relevant today: the obligations to combat money laundering and the financing of terrorism.

Finally, the last part is what many of you are waiting for: Taxation. Here our tax lawyer, founder of the firm ORWL explains in detail the taxation on capital gains for individuals and on crypto-related activities. Do you want to know if you are taxable on the creation or the transfer of token? You will find out! Are you mining cryptos and can’t figure out your status? These troubles will finally be far behind you.


Cryptoassets are highly volatile unregulated investment products. No EU investor protection. Your capital is at risk.

A complete, 410-page book published by a prestigious publishing house doing a complete tour of blockchain law for just € 49, wouldn’t it be Christmas before its time? The real strength of “Cryptoassets and Blockchain Law” lies in its co-writing by five authors. From the richness of the various backgrounds of each of them, results a specialization on the parts of the work. The reader thus evolves according to specific situations and examples from individual experiences. In a single book, you finally have all the keys to navigate serenely on the turbulent oceans of the blockchain. So, don’t hesitate and let yourself be tempted by this book!

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