• Jacob Robinson is a Crypto Lawyer and the host of the Law of Code Podcast. He was interviewed by cryptonews.com to talk about crypto enforcement in Canada, crypto governance, and the tension between crypto and the law.
• Jacob discussed day-to-day life as a Canadian crypto lawyer, regulators’ concerns over investor protection, Canadian corporate law history, history of securities in Canada, and what’s next in terms of tension between crypto and law.
• This interview provides insights into the current state of cryptocurrency regulation in Canada.
A Conversation with Crypto Lawyer Jacob Robinson
Jacob Robinson is a Crypto Lawyer and the host of the Law of Code Podcast. In this exclusive interview with cryptonews.com he shares his thoughts on crypto enforcement in Canada, crypto governance, and the tension between crypto and the law.
Day-to-day Life as a Crypto Lawyer
Jacob discussed his day-to-day life as a Canadian crypto lawyer, saying that regulators are primarily concerned with investor protection. He also shared insights on how stocks got their name from Canadian corporate law history, as well as providing context for understanding the tension between cryptocurrency and legislation today.
Regulators Concerned About Investor Protection
When it comes to regulations around cryptocurrencies in Canada, Jacob said that regulators are primarily focused on protecting investors from any potential risks associated with dealing in digital assets or participating in blockchain technology enabled activities like Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs). He also emphasized that while governments may have different approaches to regulating cryptocurrencies across jurisdictions due to varying legal frameworks or principles governing them; their ultimate goal remains ensuring consumer safety when using digital assets or participating blockchain related activities like ICOs.
History Of Securities In Canada
Jacob provided further context into understanding how stocks got their name from Canadian corporate law history stating that companies would issue “certificates” representing an investment interest which were then called “stock certificates” due to their similarity with physical items such as stocks held by farmers at markets during medieval times – hence why we still refer to stocks today despite no longer having physical paper certificates for them!
Tension Between Cryptocurrency And The Law
Finally, when asked about what’s next for cryptocurrency regulation and its relationship with laws surrounding it Jacob said there will likely be more tension between both sides as they continue working towards developing an agreeable framework which balances consumer protection while allowing innovation within this space without stifling it too much!