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 a 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.
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
Amy is a Partner at Sosnow and Associates PLLC where her current practice focuses on securities law. She hosts the Law and Blockchain podcast and is also CEO of Bling… Read More
Jamie Finn is co-founder and President of Securitize, which is the leading digital asset securities firm reinventing private capital markets with a trusted end-to-end solution leveraging the blockchain to empower… Read More
Karl Sjogren is a CFO/Controller for startup companies in northern California. He is also author of a 2019 book called The Fairshare Model: A Performance-Based Capital Structure for Venture-Stage Initial… Read More