In the last few years, blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies have disrupted traditional systems of financial transaction, as well as data storage and verification methods. Their adoption has not been without controversy, as some have very publicly gained from them overnight, and others lost equally as fast. As blockchain appears more and more in the news and regulators impose increasing scrutiny of the technology and digital currencies, attorneys will find this primer on blockchain and cryptocurrency for the legal mind a useful tool for their practice.
In this CLE webinar, our expert panelists begin by providing an introduction of the blockchain for attorneys. Next, they explain how blockchain works, including the information contained in individual blocks and process steps, as well as permissions and validation methods. Our speakers also discuss the relationship between blockchain and cryptocurrency, and highlight the role of different types of tokens. Following these technical explanations, our experts discuss the state of federal and state regulations for blockchains. The webinar is concluded with a review of the current state of cryptocurrency litigation and key recent cases.
Topics covered in this webinar:
- Primer on Blockchain
- Overview of How Blockchain Works
- The Relationship Between Blockchain and Cryptocurrency, Explained
- State of Blockchain Regulation
- Cryptocurrency Litigation
Daniel B. Garrie, Esq. – Founder, Law & Forensics; Neutral, JAMS; Faculty, Harvard
David A. Cass – Senior Partner at Law & Forensics; Adjunct Faculty Harvard & Rutgers Law
Justin Herring – Executive Deputy Superintendent, Cybersecurity Division NY DFS
John D’Agostino – CEO, Dagger Consulting LLC ; Senior Advisor, Coinbase
Josh Lawler – Partner, Zuber Lawler.