I’m an attorney at Byrne & Storm, P.C., where my practice focuses on early-stage technology companies, including industrial cryptography, cryptocurrency and interactive computer services businesses, with complex cross-border legal issues. In my free time I’m a fellow of the ASI

Previously, I was a securitization and derivatives lawyer with the London offices of Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner and Norton Rose Fulbright, and after BigLaw, co-founder and COO of Monax.

Monax built the first permissioned blockchain in 2014. The design has since evolved into the Hyperledger Burrow permissioned Ethereum blockchain node. Burrow was the Hyperledger Project’s first Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM), and is used by Intel and IBM’s contributions to that project, respectively named Sawtooth Lake and Fabric, to run EVMs on those codebases. 

This here is my personal website, together with a blog about law, politics, distributed systems, and whatever else I happen to be thinking about. I’m also a superfan of marmotsso don’t be surprised if one turns up in a blog post. 

Questions? Get in touch.


Disclaimer: though I write about legal things, I am not your lawyer and nothing on this blog constitutes legal advice, per the terms of the notice and disclaimer which may be found here. Copyright Preston Byrne 2012-2019 but licensed to you and everyone else CC BY-NC-SA 4.0.


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