September 16, 2022

Digital Assets Download- September 16, 2022


The Digital Assets Download resumes its bi-weekly publications – today!

That means even more of our curated mix of insights and headlines – all to provide a Layer 3 Legal Perspective™ on the digital assets multiverse. Brought to you every other Friday by Mayer Brown’s global Digital Assets, Blockchain & Cryptocurrency group.

Check out all of our previous editions of the Digital Assets Download 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.

Select Events

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

14th Annual Technology & IP Transactions Conference

Our 14th Annual Technology & IP Transactions Conference will take place on October 6, 2022, in Chicago. This interactive forum will focus on legal challenges and growth opportunities in today’s changing information technology (IT) services and software marketplace and include a keynote by Stanton Jones, Distinguished Analyst and Leader of ISG’s Index research. Program topics will cover: Top 5 Things You Need to Know About the IT Services Sector; Structuring IT Agreements for Cost Savings and Resilience; Turning Around Troubled Outsourcing Deals; Optimizing Contract Terms for Multi-Layer Tech Solutions; Navigating Open Source Pitfalls in Transactions; Monetizing Data; Avoiding Common Contracting Mistakes for New SaaS Providers; and Demystifying NFTs and the Metaverse.

Alternative Finance Summit 2022: Fintech, Blockchain and Crowdfunding

Join Mayer Brown partner Anna Pinedo during the “Turbulent Year in the Markets After Returning From Covid-19: Securities Offering and Private Placement Developments” panel on September 21, 2022, at 9:10 am EDT. This panel will discuss the residual impact of COVID-19 on offerings and placements, SEC guidances on SPACs, and other relevant topics. For more information, including how to register, please visit the event website.

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.


An oracle is the means by which a blockchain “connects” to the off-chain world. Oracles provide the smart contracts on blockchains with data that is critical to the execution of those contracts. Without oracles, blockchains would only have access to data stored on their networks. The data from oracles enhances a smart contract’s functionality and broadens its potential uses.

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