Blockchain technology companies are creating a new asset class with blockchain tokens and digital assets. We recently interviewed the new head of Sidley Austin’s financial technology and blockchain group in New York, Lilya Tessler, about the blockchain and FinTech space in connection with her move to the firm. She discussed regulation in this space, women practicing in this area, the impact of blockchain technology on private funds and the benefits of having an accounting and business background. For additional commentary from Sidley partners, see “Key Requirements of the Newly Approved Privacy Shield” (Jul. 6, 2016).