Artem Tolkachev, born 1988, currently living in Moscow
Degree in law from national research university Higher School of Economics (HSE)
Professional experience and achievement
Artem is a founder and managing partner of the law firm Tolkachev & Partners, one of the first Russian firms with direct specialization in fintech, ecommerce and IT legal support.
Before founding the firm Artem, worked as a lawyer in a large international investment bank, another Russian law firm, and in private practice as legal support for IT startups.
Legal regulation of ecommerce, legal status of cryptocurrencies, risk analysis and the development of legal structures for fintech and IT startups.
First experience with cryptocurrencies
Artem learned about Bitcoin in the spring of 2013. The next month, he was trying to find a legal basis for cryptocurrency regulation in Russia and other jurisdictions. Artem wrote Russia's first legal report on cryptocurrencies, prepared in the summer of 2013.
Role in the Bitcoin community
Artem provides legal consultation to a number of regional and international Bitcoin startups, and he regularly speaks at industry conferences and seminars. Artem is the official legal adviser and representative of Crypto Currencies Foundation Russia, and he has regularly covered issues regarding cryptocurrency’s legal status in Russian media.