JACOB FARBER is general counsel of R3CEV (R3) and the Distributed Ledger Group (DLG). From his many years of private practice, Mr. Farber brings a wealth of legal, regulatory and compliance expertise to R3 and DLG. Previously, as a senior counsel in Perkins Coie’s Washington, D.C., office, he led the most active crypto-finance legal practice in the country. Mr. Farber is a leading expert on digital currencies and blockchain technologies. He has represented a wide variety of digital currency companies and industry associations, as well as leading technology companies, financial institutions and other enterprises exploring financial, securities, and commodities infrastructure uses of blockchain technologies. He has also focused on electronic financial services, including emerging payments providers and networks, mobile payments and wallets, and payment processing networks. Mr. Farber has extensive experience with various financial regulatory regimes including federal money service business laws, state money transmitter laws, securities laws, consumer credit and protection laws, PCI and data security and technology standards, payment network rules, and financial privacy laws. He has practiced before various regulatory agencies including FinCEN, state financial regulators, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Federal Trade Commission, and the Federal Communications Commission.