Crypto Counsel

Job Description

Posted on: 
2023-04-18 09:22

This could be your chance to practice ground-breaking law for an innovative and pioneering Web3 tech company! KnownOrigin and eBay seek an experienced and creative crypto attorney to join the legal team supporting eBay’s business, product, compliance and technology teams in the web3 space.

KnownOrigin.io is an early Web3 pioneer, an NFT marketplace empowering a new generation of digital artists to express themselves, find an audience and earn a living from their passion. And they’re looking for like-minded enthusiasts to join them in their venture!

eBay is a global commerce leader serving more than 180 million users, shaping how the world buys, sells, and gives. The deal combines eBay’s reach and reputation with KnownOrigin’s leading technology to empower a new wave of NFT creators, sellers and buyers. This acquisition is an important step in eBay’s tech-led reimagination, ushering in a new era of digital collecting to the world’s top destination for collectibles.

With eBay, you’ll be part of a work culture that’s been genuinely committed to diversity and inclusion since its founding more than 25 years ago. Here, you can be yourself, do your best work, and have an important impact on buyers and sellers around the world.

Job Description

  • Work closely across multiple business teams at eBay providing legal advice with respect to NFTs, blockchain and other Web3 matters. 
  • Keep up-to-date on regulatory and policy developments involving blockchain and digital assets generally; advise on country-specific regulatory requirements, including strategic and legal advice for new products or features.
  • Work with other members of the eBay Legal team to manage all regulatory matters (e.g. permits, licenses, registrations) involving Web3 products, and to adapt any required company policies and procedures to ensure compliance with local rules and regulations with respect to Web3 products.
  • Independently coordinate with functional team members, including Tax, Finance, Privacy, Information Security, IP, and other internal teams regarding Web3, NFTs and cryptoassets.
  • Become deeply integrated with business partners, understanding their needs and helping to find creative legal solutions to achieve business objectives


  • JD or equivalent from an ABA accredited law school
  • Bar membership in at least one State
  • A minimum of 10-12+ years of legal experience
  • Significant legal experience with all areas of law most relevant to NFTs, cryptoassets, Web3 and the blockchain, including cryptoasset regulations, financial/payments regulation, securities regulation, IP law and AML
  • Passion for Web3 technology, NFTs and cryptoassets
  • Comfortable with ambiguity and a fast-paced culture, and a practical, solutions-oriented focus to solving legal challenges
  • Capable of working with minimal supervision
  • Self-motivated and self-directed
  • Strong judgment and project management skills and someone who’s always thinking about better ways of doing things
  • Possess and demonstrate shared leadership values and competencies – courageous, driven, inventive, team player, coach, and communicator
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