Code is law. But is it really? Many regulators would disagree, and that’s one of the reasons we started Decentralaw.


Decentralaw is a podcast focused on legal issues relating to blockchain technology, the crypto world and Web3. Whether code is law or not portends a larger issue: blockchain technology is changing the way we interact with each other and because blockchain transactions often relate to rights and property, certain aspects of law also must change. Just like the nascency of crypto industry, the law relating to it is also in early stages and constantly in development.


We hope to add to the discussion and help others understand how laws and regulation may (or may not) apply to the crypto industry through conversations with lawyers, crypto business innovators and government representatives.


  • Accessible. While we want to be a resource for legal practitioners, we want to be accessible and of interest to all members of the crypto community from founders to consumers.
  • Helpful and Practical. We want to provide helpful and practical information that is useful in the real world and not just theoretical pontifications.
  • Levity. Although we cover serious subject matter, we want to introduce levity when possible. Life is too short not to laugh.

The Hosts

Scott Smith

Scott Smith Scott is a tax attorney and founder of Art Elementals, an art agency working with a broad range of independent artists and creatives. Prior to jumping into the arts, Scott managed XAM Sports Agency representing over 75 NFL players. Scott has been passionate about cryptocurrency since early 2017 when someone offered to purchase artwork with Bitcoin Cash.

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Chad Main

Chad Main, an attorney and the founder of Percipient, a tech-enabled alternative legal services provider. Prior to founding Percipient, Chad was a litigator in Los Angeles and Chicago. Chad is also the host of the Technically Legal Podcast.

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