On May 11-17 CoinDesk, in partnership with the NYC Economic Development Corporation, will be hosting Blockchain Week, the largest gathering of its type in NYC. The week includes two of the leading blockchain conferences in America, Consensus (May 14-16) & Token Summit (May 16-17). Join New York's top legal minds in closing out the week with the 5th installment of the popular speaking series, Blockchain & Law.
The morning symposium will be focused on some of blockchain's biggest legal challenges & opportunities. Through an interactive panel, presentations & debate, some of the leading attorneys in the space will explore blockchains & share how they are navigating this digital transformation.
If you haven't been to one of our Blockchain & Law events be sure tocheck out the highlight video.
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Demonstration: Deploying a token to the Ethereum Testnet to interact with a payment application
By Daniel Dewar | Founder, Paperchain
The adoption of Ethereum's smart contract logic has seen a sharp increase in the 'tokenization' of things, with businesses looking to tokenize assets to simplify their exchange.
Almost every organization wants toICO(yes, it could probably be a verb now). But what are the benefits of asset tokenization or token generation? What business opportunities does it represent & what does it look like in practice?
Join Paperchain founder Daniel Dewar as he demonstrates the development of a payments/receivables application that interacts with the Ethereum blockchain.
In this session you will learn:
The tools required for Ethereum development
How to issue a token on the Ethereum blockchain
How to build a web application that interacts with assets on the Ethereum blockchain
Legal implications of tokenization & what parts of a smart contract code can constitute an agreement
Jenny Leung |Former regulator at the Australian Securities & Investments Commission (ASIC)
Emily Shultz | Business Development Manager, Axoni
Lauren Stephanian |Blockchain Consultant
Johanna Collins-Wood | Associate, Pepper Hamilton LLP
(Subject to change)
8:00a:Welcome Registration With Coffee & Pastries
8:45a: Introduction & Overview Of Event. Thank You From Our Sponsor.
9:00a: Presentation + 10 Min Q&A
9:30a:Presentation + 10 Min Q&A
Presentation:Demonstration: Deploying a token to the Ethereum Testnet to interact with a payment application
10:00a:Coffee Break / Networking
Moderator: Johanna Collins-Wood
Panelists: Jenny Leung | Emily Shultz | Lauren Stephanian
11:15a: Coffee Break / Networking
11:30a:Blockchain & Law Debate
Moderator: Gregory Rigano
12:15p-1p: Coffee Break / Networking
Anthony Tu-Sekine, Esq.
Partner, Seward & Kissel LLP - LinkedIn
Anthony is Head of Seward & Kissel's Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Group. He also is a member of the Firm's Capital Markets & Securities & Investment Management Groups, & is located in Seward & Kissel's Washington, D.C. office. As member of S&K's Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Group, Anthony has advised clients on a wide range of topics, including how to structure, issue & register tokens in ICOs, custody of both utility tokens & tokens that are securities, transfer & liquidity issues, & investments in crypto assets by funds & other investors. He received his B.A. from California State University, Fullerton, & his J.D. from Harvard Law School.
Founder, Paperchain -LinkedIn
In 2016, Daniel founded Paperchain, a decentralized liquidity platform for digital media markets allowing media owners to turn their daily media transaction data into low-cost, working capital. Prior to thatDaniel headed up the marketing & strategy team at one of Australia's leading data & analytics agencies, leading the agency's transformation from a consultancy to a marketing & ad technology company.
Former regulator at the Australian Securities & Investments Commission (ASIC) -LinkedIn
Jenny Leung previously worked at the Australian securities regulator in the Market Infrastructure & Technology teams. Her role focused on the regulation of exchanges & clearing houses as well as policy issues & the impact of new technology. Her experience included participating in discussions with the Council of Financial Regulators working group on Blockchain, reviewing regulatory sandbox applications received through the Innovation Hub & drafting ASIC's first guidance note on the use of Blockchain technology for financial services/markets.
Business Development Manager at Axoni - LinkedIn
Emily Schultz is Business Development Manager at Axoni, a distributed ledger technology company. Axoni is currently bringing the largest permissioned blockchain projects to production, including replatforming the DTCC's Trade Information Warehouse for credit derivatives & building a distributed network for post-trade processing of equity swaps. Emily previously worked as an attorney at a law firm & hedge fund, focusing on derivatives & regulatory law.
Blockchain Consultant -LinkedIn
Lauren Stephanian has over a year of experience advising for & consulting on Blockchain projects & currently works at a well known blockchain focused venture fund in San Francisco. She has experience in software development, trading, & venture capital & has programmed in Solidity. She holds a degree in Computer Science & is an avid enthusiast in emerging technologies. Her writing on Blockchain has been published in several highly read technical publications, including FreeCodeCamp & IBM's DeveloperWorks.
Johanna Collins-Wood, Esq.
Associate at Pepper Hamilton LLP -LinkedIn
Johanna Collins-Wood is a lawyer at Pepper Hamilton LLP where she is part of the firm's Blockchain Technology practice group. She has advised blockchain companies & cryptocurrency funds on various legal & regulatory issues. She is a regular speaker & writer on the legal issues faced by this industry & has been quoted by Coindesk. Johanna has a background in initial public offerings, public capital markets offerings, securities compliance & regulatory work.
Gregory J. Rigano, Esq.
Counsel at Elixr.One - LinkedIn
Gregory 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.