Morgan Lewis Seminars

Bitcoin, Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies – An Overview of Technology and Legal Issues

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March 15, 2018
11:30 AM - 01:30 PM ET
08:30 AM - 10:30 AM PT

Morgan Lewis is presenting a six-part series on cryptocurrency as part of our Silicon Valley First Cup of Coffee Breakfast Briefing Series. Please join us over breakfast and a cup of coffee for our first session covering bitcoin, blockchain, and cryptocurrencies.

Bitcoin and related distributed ledger concepts are a disruptive technology in a wide range of industries. Now, the legal community is grappling with what these new digital assets are and how best to advise clients working in the crypto space.


  • A high-level overview of a few of the most popular cryptocurrencies
  • Regulatory requirements implicating blockchain and cryptocurrencies
  • Tax implications of obtaining, trading, and selling blockchain-based assets
  • A discussion of key concerns when using initial coin offerings (ICOs) as a funding mechanism


08:30 - 9:00 AM \\ Breakfast and registration
09:00 - 10:30 AM \\ Program

CLE credit: CLE credit in CA, FL, IL, NJ (via reciprocity), NY, PA, TX, and VA is currently pending approval.