Cryptocurrency

When
3/14/2019 5:45 PM - 3/14/2019 7:45 PM
Where
Daniel Patrick Moynihan
U.S. Courthouse, Room 850
500 Pearl Street
New York, NY 10022 United States
The rise of cryptocurrencies (like bitcoin and ether) and the current frenzy around blockchain technology have enormous implications for the legal community, both in terms of criminal/regulatory enforcement and the negotiation, application, and enforcement of private contracts. This panel will provide an overview of cryptocurrencies, blockchain technology, and Initial Coin Offerings (“ICOs”) – what they are, how they came about, how they are being used, and how they are being regulated. Panelists will discuss how cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology provide innovative and efficient ways of transacting and investing, but may also present new risks to investors and businesses, how ICOs and cryptocurrencies fit into the legal and regulatory framework governing securities and commodities, and what the emergence of “smart contracts” means for lawyers.

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