These include decentralized digital currencies such as Bitcoin and Ripple, and emerging products and services that leverage distributed cryptographic ledger capabilities enabled by blockchain technologies.

 

It is critical for stakeholders to formulate careful legal and business strategies around novel business models as the technology and infrastructure, as well as the corresponding market appetite and regulatory structures, evolve rapidly in disparate global markets. 

 

Seven Advisory draws on a deep background on cutting-edge issues of technology and law to navigate startups, financial institutions, and governments through evolving issues of first impression in the complex regulatory frameworks and legal regimes surrounding these emerging products and services.

 

Our services extend to academic research universities, government and policy organizations, as well as entrepreneurs, mid-size startups, and financial institutions.

Constance Choi, JD

 

Founder, Seven Advisory

Co-Founder, Blockchain Workshops & COALA
 

Constance advises startups, financial institutions, academic and research universities, and governments in technology policy, regulations and oversight, licensing and compliance, and strategic development for blockchain technologies (www.sevenadvisory.com). She is also a principal driver of global, collaborative, multi-stakeholder initiatives to catalyze proper development of blockchain policy (www.blockchainworkshops.org and www.coala.global). Prior to these roles, she co-founded the Kraken Exchange, where she served as the blockchain ecosystem's first General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer (www.kraken.com). She also spearheaded the formation of DATA (www.datauthority.org), a coalition of technologists, entrepreneurs, legal scholars, and leading public and private institutions to address how governments can leverage decentralized technologies for public policy goals.

 

Constance is a member of the California State Bar, holds a J.D. from UC Berkeley School of Law, and undergraduate degrees from Brown University and University of Cambridge. She formerly practiced at Kirkland & Ellis, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, the Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic, the Electronic Frontier Foundation and Perkins Coie, focusing on Internet law, IP law, privacy, data security, and constitutional rights. During her tenure in private practice, Constance litigated precedent-setting cases at the intersection of the Internet and civil liberties, notably Google v. Viacom, the ATT anti-spying cases, and fundamental issues of software patentability that eventually reached the Supreme Court.Constance is a member of the California State Bar, holds a J.D. from UC Berkeley School of Law, and undergraduate degrees from Brown University and University of Cambridge. Leveraging her skills and experience for the blockchain ecosystem, her ongoing work is intended to foster sound public policy to allow blockchain technologies to fulfill the great social and economic promise of its technical ingenuity.

 

• constance@sevenadvisory.com

• Linked In

Seven Advisory translates the essential mission, products and services of cutting-edge companies to government stakeholders, financial institutions, and individual stakeholders.  

 

Seven Advisory facilitates clarification as to the law with regulatory agencies, and the establishment of critical business partnerships.

 

Seven Advisory helps companies with funding, the establishment of legal structure and geographic reach, jurisdiction-specific licenses, as well as  internal operations and operational compliance programs.

 

Seven Advisory is committed to sound, ethical leadership as these technologies evolve, transparency, and principles of equal access to information, technological and financial networks.

Blockchain technologies in the information age represent the critical intersection between the financial rails, social networking, and powerful decentralized networks.

6 July 2014

“CoinSummit London 2014: Shortlist of Interesting People”

Cryptoarticles

 

In response to dedicated readers’ requests, Cryptoarticles Editor Serge Schouterden published a shortlist of the six speakers “who we look forward to see and hear and why these people” at CoinSummit London 2014, naming Constance Choi as number three.

 

• cryptoarticles

22 May 2014

"Japanese Politicians Take Interest in Growing Bitcoin Ecosystem”

Coindesk

 

Payward/Kraken founder and CEO Jesse Powell, General Counsel Constance Choi and VP of Japan Operations Ayako Miyaguchi were featured in an article on CoinDesk about the growing interest in Bitcoin among Japanese politicians. Parliament member Mineyuki Fukuda met with the Kraken team to get a perspective on appropriate Bitcoin policy from industry leaders.

 

• CoinDesk

10 April 2014

Digital Asset Transfer Authority “DATA” Inaugural Meeting

Money & Tech

 

Constance Choi was the original founder of DATA, which is a self-regulatory organization for digital assets such as Bitcoin. The meeting brought together regulators at the federal and state level, digital asset businesses and investors, and policy experts for a discussion of the best way to regulate the digital asset space while allowing for innovation.

 

• Money & Tech (4/14)

• PRWeb (3/28)

• PRWeb (4/1)

• Market Wired (4/9)