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Patrick Murck

Affiliate

Patrick Murck is Chief Legal Officer at Transparent Systems and an Affiliate with the Berkman Klein Center at Harvard University. He works with regulators and policymakers around the world and serves as a member of the IMF’s High Level Advisory Group on Fintech, the Fintech Advisory Group for the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, the Fintech Working Group for the Massachusetts Securities Division, and the Delaware First State Fintech Lab. 

Patrick focuses on the legal and regulatory issues facing Fintech companies and emerging payment systems. In addition to a deep understanding of this evolving industry, he has been involved in a number of startups as a founder, employee, investor, advisor, and counsel.

Before joining Transparent Systems, Patrick was Special Counsel at Cooley where he helped develop the firm's blockchain and Fintech practice. Prior to Cooley he was a co-founder of the Bitcoin Foundation where he served as General Counsel and Executive Director and has been named among America’s 50 Outstanding General Counsel by the National Law Journal.


Projects & Tools

Digital Finance Initiative

A multitude of technical, legal, policy, and economic issues around digital currencies and blockchain technologies have emerged in recent years. More


Community

Bloomberg Law

Say Hello to Your New Local Bank—The Fed

BKC affiliate Patrick Murck on why newly introduced bills creating a U.S. “Digital Dollar” as part of the coronavirus stimulus package would radically upend the banking and…

Apr 13, 2020
The Exchange

The Challenges and Nuance of Crypto Regulation

The present and future regulation of cryptocurrency

Apr 8, 2019
IMF

Evolving Technology means Change to Legal Finance

On transformation in the financial services landscape due to globalizing and evolving technologies

Oct 17, 2018
Video

FinTech Forward 2018

Domestic and international financial regulators, innovators, and experts examine financial tech topics

Oct 12, 2018

Events

Event
May 16, 2017 @ 12:00 PM

How to regulate the future of finance?

featuring John Schindler from the Federal Reserve, Jeff Bandman from the CFTC, and Valerie Szczepanik from the SEC

Event Description US market regulators offer… More

Oct 20, 2015 @ 12:00 PM

Property law and the blockchain

with Berkman Fellow, Patrick Murck

In this talk we will explore the first area of interest and try to unpack the basic property interests one can have in a bitcoin. More