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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.

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Each issue features original Mayer Brown content, perspectives and insights from across our international firm that touch on digital assets, decentralized finance, cryptocurrencies and related fields.

In addition, the Digital Assets Download features curated headlines and news from around this multiverse – including deals, developments and other disruptions in DeFi – as well as selected upcoming events for deeper dives into different parts of the digital assets and DeFi world.

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

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HOUSE PASSES DIGITAL ASSET MARKET STRUCTURE LEGISLATION: FINANCIAL INNOVATION AND TECHNOLOGY FOR THE 21ST CENTURY ACT (FIT21)

The passage of FIT21 by the House of Representatives marked an important milestone in the development of a federal regulatory regime for digital assets in the United States, as it is the first time a chamber of Congress has passed major digital asset legislation. In addition, the strong bipartisan vote for FIT21 demonstrates significant support in Congress for digital asset legislation. Even with the strong support for FIT21 in the House, however, the bill’s future remains uncertain. In this Legal Update, we provide a summary of FIT21 and its key provisions.

SEC APPROVES LISTINGS OF SPOT ETHER ETFS: WAITING IS THE HARDEST PART

On May 23, 2024, the Staff of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Trading and Markets approved rule changes (so-called “19b-4 forms”) permitting the listing and trading of eight separate exchange-traded funds that invest in ether, the main crypto asset supporting the Ethereum blockchain. This approval comes just a few months after spot bitcoin ETFs were approved by the SEC and began trading in the United States. However, the approval does not mean these ETFs will be immediately open to investors or traded in the United States. In this Legal Update, we look at several key questions related to these spot ether ETFs, including when they may start trading and what this means for future crypto-related investment products.

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    Global Market Capitalization as of June 27, 2024
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