Tech Intersect™ with Prof Tonya M. Evans

Tech Intersect #183: Tiffany J. Smith on Navigating the Maze of Crypto Regulatory Compliance

November 13, 2023 Tonya M. Evans Episode 183
Tech Intersect™ with Prof Tonya M. Evans
Tech Intersect #183: Tiffany J. Smith on Navigating the Maze of Crypto Regulatory Compliance
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The current state of crypto compliance is a complex patchwork with different stakeholders involved at different levels. Luckily, there are organizations in place working to provide clarity and establish a unified regulatory framework to follow and that is exactly what Tiffany J. Smith is here to talk to us about today. This week, episode 183 of the Tech Intersect™ Podcast is about navigating the maze that is crypto regulatory compliance. 


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Tiffany J. Smith is a partner at Wilmer Hale in New York. She has over a decade of experience advising and representing broker-dealers and other financial institutions, including financial technology companies regarding compliance with the federal securities laws and regulations and the rules of the self-regulatory organizations (SROs). Her practice primarily focuses on four areas: (i) broker-dealer regulatory compliance, (ii) cryptocurrency regulatory compliance, (iii) representing clients in connection with enforcement matters and regulatory examinations, and (iv) providing regulatory advice in connection with corporate transactions involving financial institutions or cryptocurrency companies.

Topics Tiffany and I go over in this episode include:

  • Tiffany’s journey into traditional finance and later pivoting towards crypto regulation. 
  • Challenges and opportunities for regulation that have come up alongside the growth of crypto.
  • Demystifying the crypto space through honest education on the potential it holds.
  • The current stance of US regulation of cryptographically secured assets, specifically at the state level.

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