Recruiting Email from RegTrax (Excerpt)
I am coordinating a new initiative (RegTrax) through Stanford Law School to track and archive blockchain regulation from around the world. We’re currently looking for a few law student volunteers to help us crowdsource the relevant regulations. I’m wondering if any ASU Law students would be interested in getting involved?
One of the largest issues surrounding blockchain technology today is the lack of a clear regulatory framework, which has produced a highly fragmented landscape. In the interest of closing this gap, RegTrax seeks to collect, track, and catalog blockchain legislation and regulation, and host this knowledge in an open repository. You can visit the RegTrax website for more information about the project here.
As you can imagine, this is a herculean task. Our strategy is to rely on a network of lawyers, legal academics, and law students to help us put together a complete picture of blockchain regulation. To that end, we are currently seeking motivated volunteers to assist in ongoing legal research, and be a part of building the information base coming into the repository. These contributors would be tasked with spending 1-3 hours a week researching legislation in their assigned jurisdiction and writing a short summary. They would be recognized on our website as named Contributors. Their work will also be double-checked for accuracy by a Curator, who is a blockchain expert in their jurisdiction. We hope that this process lays the foundation for a regulation-focused blockchain repository, and more regulatory clarity for industry members. We also intend that it will provide valuable experience and networking opportunities to our student Contributors.
We are beginning with a select number of jurisdictions, and we’re hoping that you will share this opportunity with your top students and encourage them to participate. We would also be interested in hearing from any Faculty members who are interested in the project and might like to be involved (potentially as Curators).
If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Reuben James Youngbloom, RegTrax Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.