Michael Didiuk, a former SEC attorney, has joined Perkins Coie as a San Francisco-based partner in the firm’s investment management practice. A former member of the SEC’s Distributed Ledger Technology and Structured Products Working Groups, Didiuk specializes in cryptocurrency, blockchain and other new and evolving technologies that are transforming the trading and investment sectors. See our three-part series on blockchain and the private funds industry: “Basics of the Technology and How the Financial Sector Is Currently Employing It” (Jun. 1, 2017); “Potential Uses by Private Funds and Service Providers” (Jun. 8, 2017); and “Potential Impediments to Its Eventual Adoption” (Jun. 15, 2017).