April 07. 2023

Digital Assets Download - The Opposite of "FUD"


Despite the recent challenges in the digital assets sector, optimism and opportunity continue to describe the projects we are seeing in the market. This edition of the Digital Assets Download features “10 Key Questions” answered by Mayer Brown’s Chris Chapman where he highlights some positives that have come out of recent market events. We also feature part 2 of a series on the treatment of crypto assets in US bankruptcies. And, lastly, if you have no idea why FUD is a bad thing, check out our “Lingo” for this edition.

For the Uninitiated: Digital Assets Download is a curated mix of insights and headlines that provide a Layer 3 Legal Perspective™ on the digital assets multiverse—created by Mayer Brown’s global Digital Assets, Blockchain & Cryptocurrency group. (Check out all of our previous editions of the Digital Assets Download)

The Lead Block

Perspectives and insights from Mayer Brown lawyers and other thought leaders that touch on digital assets, decentralized finance, cryptocurrencies and related fields.

Select Events

Selected events for deeper dives into different parts of the digital assets and DeFi world.

Navigating US Agency Subpoenas: Tips for a Fintech’s First Time
A diverse array of federal regulators—including the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”), Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”)—have been actively looking into the fintech industry under the Biden Administration, and that scrutiny has only increased in light of recent high-profile corporate failures. Because one of the first steps in any investigation is to send a subpoena, fintech industry professionals should know what to expect and how to navigate the early stages of a government probe.

Learn the Lingo

For those new to the digital assets and DeFi world, each edition of the Digital Assets Download will highlight a different term to help you be a part of the conversation.

FUD – “Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt”

While this concept and acronym were originally not specific to the digital assets sector, it has been adopted and used widely by many participants and commentators in crypto markets. Especially in light of recent events in crypto markets, FUD can be used to describe negative information about a cryptocurrency or bearish public sentiment about crypto markets in general. FUD can also reference public commentary by crypto skeptics.

Writing on the Wall, Translating ‘Crypto’ Terms with Mayer Brown

From Airdrop to Wrapped Token, our illustrated glossary, “Writing on the Wall, Translating Securities with Mayer Brown,” has been updated with additional digital assets and cryptocurrency terms. Check out our “featured” list for the crypto terms and the full list of terms.

Digital Assets Download

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