Marta Belcher

Marta Belcher

Formal First Name
1990 - present

Marta Belcher is a civil liberties and cryptocurrency attorney, and General Counsel and Head of Policy at Protocol Labs, an open-source research, development, and deployment laboratory. In addition, Marta is President and Chair of Filecoin Foundation and Filecoin Foundation for the Decentralized Web. She also serves as special counsel to the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Marta is a leader in the area of blockchain law and a pioneer in cryptocurrency law, where she represents companies, industry associations, and civil liberties organizations in matters related to blockchain and public policy. She has experience working on complex copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret, false advertising, and privacy matters in the Supreme Court, federal appeals courts, and federal district courts. She also advises clients and speaks frequently on the topic of defensive patent licensing strategy. Previously, she was an attorney focusing on blockchain and emerging technologies at Ropes & Gray in San Francisco.



  • Financial Times' Innovative Lawyer

  • Law360's Rising Stars in FinTech

  • Law60's Top Attorneys Under 40

  • CryptoWeekly’s Most Influential Women in Crypto

  • Business Intelligence Group’s Woman of the Year

  • Huffington Post's Greatest Person of the Day


  • Marta frequently shares her insights in CoinDesk.

  • She has also appeared as a guest on Real Vision.