Bitcoin Mining Companies

Haynes Boone is highly experienced with the rapidly evolving sector of digital assets, blockchain technology, and cryptocurrency, with a particular emphasis on serving the bitcoin mining industry. Like many of the world’s largest bitcoin miners, we too, call Texas home. Our robust and long-standing energy practice has extensive experience navigating the dynamic regulatory landscape, including engaging with the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT). As the bitcoin mining industry integrates with the energy industry, we are uniquely positioned to advise on matters that arise while funding, acquiring, building, deploying, and managing bitcoin mining operations.

Our multidisciplinary approach encompasses finance, intellectual property, and corporate law, among other major legal practice areas, enabling us to offer a broad spectrum of services, such as:

  • Drafting and negotiation of business, financing, and real estate transaction agreements, including merger and acquisition (M&A) agreements, co-location agreements, joint-venture agreements, and power supply, demand response, and load resource arrangements
  • Intellectual property protection, including inter partes review proceedings, clearance assessments, and patent preparation and prosecution
  • Regulatory compliance across banking, environmental, and tax laws
  • Business litigation, ensuring our clients traverse the complex frontier of bitcoin mining with strategic legal guidance
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Frankle in Bloomberg News: Crypto Exuberance Is Hitting Overdrive as Ether ETF Battle Looms
March 04, 2024

Haynes and Boone, LLP Partner Matthew Frankle was quoted in a Bloomberg News article after seven issuers have begun pushing US regulators to greenlight funds tracking Ether, the world’s second-largest cryptocurrency. One potential obstacle is the SEC’s stance on the legal classification of Ether - specifically, whether it should be considered a commodity or a security. For an Ether ETF to be appro [...]