Blockmatics has been certified by the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board as an Accredited Provider of continuing legal education.
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This course is eligible for 1.0 CLE credit (0.5 credit towards Ethics)
Collectively, ICOs (Initial Coin Offerings) of 2018 have already raised $11,690,981,663 of investments. This novel crowd funding mechanism uses cryptocurrency as a way to collect value from investors & in return provide those investors with a token that is crucial within that businesses architecture.ICO's, however, are just one use case of blockchain technology.
This 1-hour briefing will include an introduction to blockchain technology, cryptocurrencies & smart contracts. The speakers will then highlight the broad range of legal issues raised by various applications of this technology & the legal & regulatory responses to date.
Solomon Lederer Ph.D.has over 15 years of technical experience in computer system design & programming. He has been teaching about blockchain & Ethereum for 3 years & recently co-authoredBlockchain: A Practical Guide to Developing Business, Law, & Technology Solutions. Prior to working on blockchain technology, he worked at The Wall Street Journal, Morgan Stanley & BAE Systems, where he held a DoD TS (top secret) clearance to develop a novel mobile ad-hoc network for the US Air Force.
Gregory J. Rigano, Esq,is a corporate tech lawyer with a deep interest in cryptocurrencies & intellectual property. He was an Associate at the international law firm Chadbourne & Parke LLP (now known as Norton Rose Fulbright) & the New York law firm Rigano, representing both international & domestic enterprise in various healthcare technology transactions. His experience includes licensing of venture backed intellectual property portfolios, advising on various cryptocurrency matters & advancing healthcare R+D through utility of blockchain enabled fintech.