Cryptocurrency & Blockchain

Ropes & Gray is one of the leading firms in cryptocurrencies, digital assets and blockchain. Our attorneys have a deep understanding of these developing technologies and are at the forefront of industry trends and issues.


Our experience combined with our integrated, cross-practice approach positions us at the forefront of the market, advising a wide variety of clients on the full range of matters related to digital assets, including fund formation and investing, securities laws (or SEC regulation), commodities laws (or CFTC regulation), enforcement matters and tax planning.  Our cryptocurrency and blockchain practice is also fully integrated with our comprehensive FinTech service offering.

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Experience & Clients

  • Advised Bain Capital on the launch of a $560 million crypto currency fund, the private equity firm’s first such fund, which will invest into about 30 companies over several years.
  • Represented Sands Capital Management in the $250 million Series G financing for Nubank, the largest independent digital bank in the world.
  • Advised Accolade Capital Management on the launch of Accolade Blockchain Fund LP, a hybrid fund of funds focused on investment in digital assets funds.
  • Representing an asset management firm on the launch of multiple funds that invest in bitcoin and other digital assets, including advising on related regulatory matters.
  • Advising a Bitcoin Futures Fund that is the first US registered investment company that invests primarily in Bitcoin futures.
  • Advised Pacific Investment Management Company LLC (PIMCO) in a $20 million investment and licensing agreement with Beacon Platform, Inc., a developer of cloud-based integrated data and financial analytics platform.
  • Represented Blockchain Luxembourg SA, a cryptocurrency trading platform, in its $300 million Series C financing.
  • Advise Protocol Labs, a leading open-source research and development laboratory that builds cutting-edge protocols, tools, and services to improve the internet, in connection with many of its activities, including a wide range of transactional, IP and operational matters.
  • Represent Galaxy Digital, a global multi-strategy investment firm focused on digital assets and blockchain technology, in all aspects of its investment advisory business.
  • Represented Bain Capital in its $75M acquisition of FleetCor Technologies, a provider of fuel cards and workforce payment products and services in North America, Latin America, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand.
  • Representing a worldwide online payments system as PTAB counsel in two separate patent disputes directed to mobile payment technologies.
  • Represented Deconet in drafting the first blockchain-transferable software license, the Deconet Software License Agreement.
  • Advising the founders of a top 10 token by market capitalization on fund formation and investment matters.
  • Advising a leading entertainment company on all aspects of the development and minting of NFTs.
  • Advising a NewCo on its creation of a corporate structure to facilitate the creation of a company creating DAO infrastructure tools and a series of vertical sub-chain DOA joint ventures.
  • Advising a leading cryptocurrency company on a series of investments and the formation of a number of funds and grant/investment/token disbursement programs.
  • Assisted a leading provider of Bitcoin technology and financial services solutions with the filing of a registration statement for a Bitcoin ETF.
  • Advising multiple non-profits, including leading universities and hospitals, on due diligence considerations regarding accepting and storing charitable digital asset donations.
  • Accolade Capital Management
  • Arrowstreet Capital
  • Baillie Gifford
  • Bain Capital
  • The Blockchain Association
  • Boston Children’s Hospital
  • The Decentralized Code Network (Deconet)
  • The Digital Asset Trade Association
  • Dragoneer Investment Group
  • The Electronic Frontier Foundation
  • Founders Fund
  • Galaxy Asset Management
  • Gemini Trust Company
  • Genstar Capital
  • Harvard Management Company
  • Menai Financial Group
  • Nordic Capital
  • PayStand
  • Protocol Labs (Filecoin)
  • Robert Moses' Kin
  • Runa Digital Assets
  • Sequoia Capital
  • Stanford University
  • Temasek
  • TPG Capital | Rise Fund
  • Tribe Capital Management, LLC
  • The Vanguard Group
  • Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe
  • We also represent many other clients in the crypto, digital assets and blockchain space and within the entertainment and asset management industries where our engagement is confidential.