Blockchain 101: Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, and the Law​

· June 22, 2023
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Blockchain is a decentralized ledger technology that provides a secure and transparent way to record and verify transactions. Cryptocurrencies, such as Bitcoin and Ethereum, are digital assets that are built on top of blockchain technology. While blockchain and cryptocurrency offer many benefits, they also raise important legal and regulatory questions. As cryptocurrencies and related digital currencies and assets become more commonly exchanged and face increasing regulatory scrutiny:  

  • Lawyers seeking information on advising clients and staying abreast of the latest legal trends will find this primer on blockchain, cryptocurrency and the law a helpful tool to their practice. 

In part one (1) of this seminar our expert panelists explain what blockchain is and how it works. They highlight what makes blockchain unique regarding privacy and security and introduce the most relevant issues pertaining to its relationship with cryptocurrencies, financial transactions, real-world uses, and blockchain regulations. 

Topics covered in this webinar:    

  1. Overview of Blockchain 
  1. How Does Blockchain Work 
  1. What Makes Blockchain Unique? 

In part two (2) of this seminar, our expert panelists explain the relationship between blockchain and cryptocurrency. They continue by highlighting the broad range of legal issues raised by various applications of this technology and the current legal and regulatory responses. Our speakers conclude with a review of recent related cases 

Topics covered in this webinar:    

  1. What is the Relationship Between Blockchain and Cryptocurrency?  
  1. Current State of the Law and Regulations for Blockchain  
  1. Recent Cases 

Featured Speakers:

Daniel B. Garrie, Esq. – Founder, Law & Forensics; Neutral, JAMS; Faculty, Harvard

Arun Hegde – Director of Security, Sony Music

Keven Hendricks – Founder, Ubivis Project; Detective, Certified Cybercrime Examiner, and Cybercrime Investigator, New Brunswick, New Jersey, Police Department.

David A. Cass – Senior Partner, Law & Forensics Adjunct Faculty Harvard & Rutgers Law

Bradford Newman – Chair of North America Trade Secret Practice at Baker McKenzie

Jenny Cieplak – Partner, Latham & Watkins

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