Pepper Hamilton announced today that the firm has joined the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA) and the Wall Street Blockchain Alliance (WSBA), two industry-leading organizations dedicated to addressing the emerging issues associated with blockchain technology and its use cases.
EEA, the world's largest open-source blockchain initiative, works to build, promote and broadly support Ethereum-based technology best practices, open standards and open-source reference architectures. With more than 400 member companies, the EEA membership base represents a wide variety of business sectors from every region of the world, including technology, banking, government, health care, energy, pharmaceuticals, marketing and insurance.
WSBA, a nonprofit trade association, advocates, guides and promotes comprehensive adoption of blockchain and distributed ledger technology across global financial markets. It accomplishes this mission by engaging with market participants, regulators, policymakers and technology innovators to guide the public dialogue about blockchain, distributed ledger and smart contract technology, so that the financial markets can realize the full potential of these capabilities.
“We are excited to join these two leading organizations,” said Joseph C. Guagliardo, chair of Pepper Hamilton’s Blockchain Practice. “Pepper has been at the forefront of advising clients on important legal matters around blockchain technology and digital assets, and we look forward to working with EEA and WSBA as they help set standards and best practices for this groundbreaking technology.”
Through the Blockchain Practice, Pepper attorneys work with industry experts and clients to understand blockchain technology and the use cases and to navigate legal issues and the potential need for new legal frameworks to support the technology and use cases. Pepper also represents blockchain companies in connection with regulatory matters concerning digital assets and cryptocurrencies.