Bovill launches Global Cryptocurrency/Blockchain offering

23 April 2018

CHICAGO – APRIL 23, 2018

Bovill, the financial services regulatory consulting firm, announced today that it is formalizing its expertise, experience and innovative client service in cryptocurrencies and blockchain with the launch of its global Cryptocurrency/Blockchain offering.

“Cryptocurrencies and the technology supporting them are revolutionizing global finance,” said Ben Blackett-Ord, Chief Executive at Bovill. “Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are an emerging asset class with real challenges to achieving their full potential. Chief among these is an unclear regulatory environment on a local, national, and international level.”

“Bovill has identified a growing demand to help firms take advantage of the cryptocurrency boom and we are delighted to be able to provide consulting services to investors, digital currency-related businesses, traders, and exchanges. We also can advise on initial coin offerings (ICOs),” said Mr Blackett-Ord. “As with any disruptive technology, cryptocurrency and blockchain present tremendous opportunities while raising legal, regulatory and business challenges. Bovill’s international reach matches that of the cryptocurrency and blockchain market, and we are well-positioned to respond to requests for assistance through our offices in the UK, Hong Kong, Singapore and North America.”

The Bovill Cryptocurrency/Blockchain team can offer the following services:

  • analyzing global and country specific regulatory frameworks
  • determining whether a token is a security, or a platform is an exchange
  • establishing a link with the ‘legacy’ investment markets
  • building trading platforms such as MTFs
  • Supporting your licensing or authorisation application
  • developing regulatory policies and procedures including anti-money laundering (AML) and know your customer (KYC)
  • evaluating data privacy and cybersecurity issues and solutions
  • establishing cryptocurrency benchmarks
  • conducting regulatory due diligence on investments

Bovill brings depth of expertise and perspective to every client situation, drawing its consultants from diverse backgrounds including regulatory specialists, industry roles, ex-regulators and others. Bovill’s Cryptocurrency/Blockchain team are as follows:

  • Colin Darby, Managing Consultant, London
  • James Falvey, Consultant, Chicago
  • Gareth Parker, Consultant, London
  • Tobias Sproehnle, Consultant, London
  • Katie Pollock, Consultant, Chicago

Today’s announcement of the launch of Bovill’s Cryptocurrency/Blockchain offering coincides with the publication of the firm’s new brochure:

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