Thursday, May 10, 2018 | 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
|Jaipat S. Jain
Lazare Potter Giacovas & Moyle LLP
If terms like blockchain, Bitcoin, Ethereum, ICOs, utility tokens, transaction blocks, consensus, smart contracts, hashing, mining, and forks mean nothing to you, beware! These terms are the building blocks of a technological revolution in the making. And the revolution is taking place closer to the lawyer than it seems. Blockchain for Lawyers will demystify the subject and provide conceptual and analytical tools for distinguishing the real from the hype.
Live Program & Webcast: $199.00 Member | $299.00 Nonmember
Carol Van Cleef
Stephen J. Obie
Elizabeth M. Renieris
David C. Silver
Bitcoin Center NYC
6:00 pm – 6:10 pm Introduction
Introduction to the topics to be covered, written materials, and faculty
Jaipat S. Jain
6:10 pm – 6:40 pm Bitcoin to Blockchain
How a proposal for an electronic payment system based on cryptographic proof rather than reliance on a trusted third party has spawned a revolution in how sophisticated distributed ledgers are maintained on a real-time basis. This session will trace the origin of bitcoin and the evolution of the technology underlying it.
Carol Van Cleef
6:40 pm – 7:20 pm Blockchain Technology and Smart Contracts Simplified
This session will seek to explain the technology underlying bitcoin and the Ethereum platform, including smart contracts. The session will discuss the example of Corda, a distributed ledger designed for financial services
Elizabeth Renieris, Jason Rozovosky
7:20 pm – 7:30 pm Break 7:30 pm – 8:10 pm Blockchain Use Cases, Panel Discussion
This session will discuss existing and proposed blockchain-based business models and why those models have the potential to change how business is conducted.
Carol Van Cleef (Moderator), Elizabeth Renieris, Nick Spanos
8:10 pm – 9:00 pm ICOs: Regulatory and Litigation Landscape
This session will discuss the current regulatory landscape and the controversies surrounding initial coin offerings.
Jaipat S. Jain (Moderator), Carol Van Cleef, Stephen J. Obie, David C. Silver
NY: 3.0 professional practice
NJ: 3.4 general MCLE
CA: 3.0 general MCLE
PA: 2.5 general MCLE
Thank You to Our InKind Sponsor:
Sponsoring Association Committee: Information Technology and Cyber Law | Joseph v. DeMarco & Maia T. Spilman, Co-Chairs
Sponsorship Opportunities are Available! Please Contact:
Maricela Alfonso | Membership and CLE Relations Associate | (212) 382-6608 | MAlfonso@nycbar.org