As blockchain technologies grow from an academic novelty to hubs of commerce, state and federal regulators are taking notice. Understanding what actions are regulated and by whom—and how to comply with those regulations—is essential to keep a company focused on innovation rather than litigation. As part of its First Cup of Coffee Briefing Series, Andrew J. Gray IV, a partner in our Palo Alto office, is hosting an interactive event on issues and best practices for regulatory compliance in the blockchain space.
Speakers at the event include Morgan Lewis partner Nathan J. Hochman and associate Jacob J.O. Minne, along with Dean Nicolls and Frank Marques from JUMIO, an online mobile payment and identity verification company.
Discussion topics include the following top of mind issues:
- Planning and execution of ICOs and other blockchain funding mechanisms
- Money transmitter law applicable to miners, nodes, and app developers
- Current enforcement efforts by the IRS, SEC, CFTC, and state regulators in the cryptocurrency world
- New York’s “BitLicense” and other local efforts at regulating blockchain participants
Breakfast and registration will be at our Palo Alto office (1400 Page Mile Road) from 8:30–9:00 am PT. The substantive portion of the event will take place from 9:00–10:30 am (PT). Alternatively, you can also attend the event via webinar. Hope you can make it!
Registration and additional information for the event can be found here.