Meeker Explores Intersection of Cryptocurrency and Open Source for

July 4, 2018

O’Melveny partner Heather Meeker co-authored the article, “Open Source Money: Bitcoin, Blockchain, and Free Software,” published July 4, 2018, on The article offers answers to common legal and technical questions about cryptocurrencies and distributed ledgers, and their intersection with open source software.

“While the long-term fate of Bitcoin as a legitimate means of transferring value remains to be seen, the potential of blockchain technology is significant. Blockchain may or may not be truly ‘open source,’ but like open source software in the 2000s, it is a new technology paradigm that is quickly gaining traction for many applications,” Meeker writes. 

Based in Silicon Valley, Meeker advises technology clients on a wide range of intellectual property matters. She has achieved national and international recognition for her leadership in the field of intellectual property law, and draws on her technical knowledge and experience to approach matters with a practical and business focus.