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Crypto Currency-101

What is money? How is cryptocurrency different? Is permitting or requiring crypto payment of contracts sound from a legal or accounting perspective? How will the underlying technology of blockchain bear upon future commercial practices? What are you or your client investing in when investing in cryptocurrency? What is an initial coin offering (or ICO), and what are the legal risks involved? Federal regulators have defined cryptocurrency as commodity in one context, and as a security in others. In this introduction to cryptocurrency, panelists active in the field will discuss cryptocurrency as payment mechanism and as investment, with peculiar risks and opportunities. We will discuss the history and adoption of cryptocurrency, as well as the underlying technology (including blockchain, but we will not make your eyes water), cybersecurity, and fraud.

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Christopher Cahill
Christopher Cahill

Mr. Cahill is partner at Sugar Felsenthal Grais & Helsinger LLP, in Chicago, Illinois. He guides secured lenders, creditors, debtors, creditors’ committees, potential purchasers and others through bankruptcy cases, out-of-court workouts,… Read More


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David Carman

David Carman is the President & CEO of the BNC Venture Capital Group and its umbrella organization, Business Network Chicago. BNC is one of the premier business networking organizations in… Read More

Jordan Fishfeld
Jordan Fishfeld

Jordan is a co-founder and board member of OpenFinance and CFX Markets, an online trading platform for non-public investments that is transforming how people view and hold alternative asset positions.… Read More

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Josh Hughes

Josh Hughes has been following the development of crypto currencies since the beginning of 2013 and is the Co-Founder of His interest in crypto and blockchain was sparked by seeing small… Read More

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Zach Smolinski

Zach Smolinski is an experienced general counsel having a focus on intellectual property, transactional, and M&A law and a strong interest in emerging technologies. Mr. Smolinski’s skills include evaluating and… Read More

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