February 18, 2022

Digital Assets Download, Powered by Mayer Brown


Launching today: 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 and Cryptocurrency Group. Enjoy this edition of the Digital Assets Download below and find previous editions here.

The Lead Block

Original Mayer Brown content, perspectives and insights from across our global platform that touch on digital assets, decentralized finance, cryptocurrencies and related fields.

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

Surge Protection: Preparing for the Coming Wave of Enforcement Webinar Series.

With the change in administration, the US Department of Justice (DOJ) announced in 2021 that a significant increase in corporate enforcement is coming. This policy shift is expected to add substantially to the burdens companies and executives under investigation may face, especially when coupled with additional announcements that the DOJ will surge resources dedicated to corporate enforcement. Mayer Brown has prepared a series of webinars which will include leading practitioners, in-house counsel and former government officials across practices to provide practical guidance and insight into how companies can prepare for these changes. The series will cover a wide range of topics including cryptocurrency; the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act; securities; anti-money laundering; sanctions and export control; cybersecurity; and antitrust issues.

US Banking Regulation: What to Expect in 2022

Mayer Brown partners Jeff Taft and Matt Bisanz discussed what forward-looking issues US banking regulators will likely refocus on this year, including digital assets activities.

Learn the Lingo

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

Total Value Locked (TVL)

The overall value of digital assets deposited or staked in a decentralized finance (DeFi) protocol.

TVL is a form of fundamental value analysis for a particular DeFi protocol (or for DeFi overall) and has emerged as one of the most widely-used metrics for evaluating and comparing protocols.

TVL is used to assess the levels of capital being used in a protocol, as well as its popularity and near-term viability.

For comparison to another commonly-used financial metric for companies: The ratio of a protocol’s market capitalization (i.e., the total market value of all of a protocol’s tokens in circulation, measured at current market prices) to a protocol’s TVL is analogous to a traditional public company’s price/book ratio (i.e., the company’s market capitalization divided by the net book value of the company’s assets on its balance sheet).

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