Mission Statement

The Task Force on Emerging Digital Finance and Currency shall study and evaluate the legal issues and questions surrounding the expansion and regulation of the digital finance and digital currency industries in New York State. This review may include the development of best practices for attorneys representing clients on matters in these areas, and the proposal of law and policy recommendations to the relevant regulatory bodies in this evolving field.

Past Programs

Web3 & the Metaverse: Preparing Your Practice & Clients for the Newest Digital Revolution

View Program Recording – https://vimeo.com/782630766

This non-CLE program was presented by the New York State Bar Association’s Task Force on Emerging Digital Finance and Currency, in partnership with the Metaverse Collaborative at New York University School of Professional Studies.

Press Releases and Articles

“Practical Uses of the Metaverse: What is a POAP?” – May 5, 2023 – https://nysba.org/practical-uses-of-the-metaverse-what-is-a-poap/

“Sound ‘Real World’ Principles Apply In The Web3 and Metaverse Environment” – May 3, 2023 – https://nysba.org/sound-real-world-principles-apply-in-the-web3-and-metaverse-environment/

“Building Value For Blighted Buildings On The Blockchain” – May 3, 2023 – https://nysba.org/building-value-for-blighted-buildings-on-the-blockchain/

“Into the Metaverse: Discussing Legal Issues in Web3 Technologies” – May 2, 2023 – https://nysba.org/into-the-metaverse-discussing-legal-issues-in-web3-technologies/

“Regulation of the Metaverse Has Prompted Many Questions” – May 1, 2023 – https://nysba.org/regulation-of-the-metaverse-has-prompted-many-questions/

“Esteemed Worldwide Panelists to Lead Two-Day Symposium on the Metaverse and Decentralized Digital Technology” – April 18, 2023 – https://nysba.org/esteemed-worldwide-panelists-to-lead-two-day-symposium-on-the-metaverse-and-decentralized-digital-technology/

“President’s Message: The Importance of Embracing and Understanding Advances in Technology” – April 13, 2023 – https://nysba.org/presidents-message-importance-of-embracing-and-understanding-advances-in-technology/

“Emergence of New Digital Technology will Reshape Practice of Law, Challenge Lawyers to Learn New Skills” – April 1, 2023 – https://nysba.org/emergence-of-new-digital-technology-will-reshape-practice-of-law-challenge-lawyers-to-learn-new-skills/

“New York State Bar Association Tackles the Metaverse and NFTs” – December 19, 2022 –

“Bored Apes and Monkey Selfies: Copyright and PFP NFTs” – Alfred David Steiner, December 16, 2022 – https://nysba.org/bored-apes-and-monkey-selfies-copyright-and-pfp-nfts/

“Upcoming NYSBA Program Focuses on The Transformative Impact of Our Rapidly Changing World” December 12, 2022 – https://nysba.org/upcoming-nysba-program-focuses-on-the-transformative-impact-of-our-rapidly-changing-world/

“Cryptocurrency and M&A Transactions” November 14, 2022 – https://nysba.org/cryptocurrency-and-ma-transactions/

“Understanding the Role of Lawyers in a Web3 World” November 9, 2022 – https://nysba.org/understanding-the-role-of-lawyers-in-a-web3-world/

“The Business of Law: On the Verge of Disruption” October 24, 2022 – https://nysba.org/the-business-of-law-on-the-verge-of-disruption/

“New York State Bar Association President appointed to NYU Metaverse Collaborative Advisory Board” October 13, 2022 — https://nysba.org/new-york-state-bar-association-president-appointed-to-nyu-metaverse-collaborative-advisory-board/

“New York State Bar Association Task Force to Examine Emerging Digital Currencies, Association Participation in the Digital Space” September 12, 2022 – https://nysba.org/new-york-state-bar-association-task-force-to-examine-emerging-digital-currencies-association-participation-in-the-digital-space/

“Leading the Way for Lawyers on Crypto” September 6, 2022 – https://nysba.org/leading-the-way-for-lawyers-on-crypto/

“Taking a Hard Look at Crypto” June 8, 2022 –  https://nysba.org/taking-a-hard-look-at-crypto/

CLE Programs


Mastering Bitcoin, Blockchain, Cryptocurrency & Digital Currency Law

Cryptocurrency: Benefits & Risks of Its Use (Part 3)

Key Considerations Of Digital Asset Administration And Cryptocurrency For The Trusts & Estates Practitioner (Webinar)

The Interplay Between New York and SEC’s Regulation of Virtual Currencies (Webinar)

Key Considerations of Digital Asset Administration and Cryptocurrency

Cryptocurrency And Blockchain: Effects On Matrimonial Law (Webinar)

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