Date(s) - 25/04/2019
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Blockchain technology is already impacting the way legal professionals and clients do business. BlockSpaces presents this interactive, comprehensive live course which covers all the pertinent topics surrounding the regulations involving bitcoin, blockchain and smart contracts.
This course will provide attorneys with an overview of the pertinent focal points necessary to navigate this new and lucrative niche area of legal practice.
Led by Sasha Hodder, MBA, Esq. Partner, DLT Law, P.A, a practicing attorney specializing in blockchain, cryptocurrency and the Fintech sector, the course provides participants with the competencies needed to serve clients who are interested in using blockchain technology to deliver services that are faster, more secure, and often eliminate the need for “trusted” third parties.
DATES & TIMES
There are 4 modules, each 2 hours long for a total of 9.5 CLE credits.
- February 21st, 2019 – 4:00pm to 6:00pm
- March 21st, 2019 – 4:00pm to 6:00pm
- April 25th, 2019 – 4:00pm to 6:00pm
- May 2nd, 2019 – 4:00pm to 6:00pm
- Link to webinar will be provided to paid participants within 24 hours of each session start time.
Proof of Law: Module 1 – February 21, 2019 from 4-6pm for 2.5 Florida Bar CLE Credits
- Overview of Bitcoin, the Blockchain & Distributed Ledger Technology
- Distinctions between the various regulators including the SEC, CFTC, FinCEN, and the IRS
- The History of ICOs
- The implications of the DAO Notice & Director Hinman’s Speech
- The SEC’s interventions to date
Proof of Law: Module 2 – March 21, 2019 from 4-6pm for 2.5 Florida Bar CLE Credits
- Review of when a Token crosses the line to become a Security
- The Consumer Token Model
- When to use Regulation D, CF, S, or A+,
- The lockup period required from Rule 144
- The Wyoming Utility Token
Proof of Law: Module 3 – April 25, 2019 from 4-6pm for 2.5 Florida Bar CLE Credits
- Overview of Crypto Exchanges
- Pros and Cons of the Decentralized Exchange Model
- Review of the “Good Actors” vs. “Bad Actors” in the Crypto Exchange
- Review of the hacked exchanges and legal ramifications
- SEC’s warning to Crypto Exchanges
- Review of the Volcker Rule & Prop Trading
- ETFs and the likelihood of approval
- Review of the Enforcement Actions by the CFTC to date
Proof of Law: Module 4 – May 2, 2019 from 4-6pm for 2 Florida Bar CLE Credits
- The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network & their role in the industry
- Definition of an Exchanger, Administrator, and User
- Exemptions to FinCEN Registration, & an overview of the early cases
- Which states require a money transmission license for virtual currency?
- The OCC charter
- The NY BitLicense
- Bitcoin Tax legislation
- Estate Planning & Wills overview
At the conclusion of this series of courses, participants should be able to:
- Describe blockchain technology and the applications to law and business practices
- Discuss fundraising and legal strategies for doing an initial coin offering (ICO)
- Identify Fincen’s regulations around money transmission and how they apply to each type of project and state regulations
- Contrast American regulations with those of Europe, China, India, Canada and Venezuela
- Review American taxation and tax treatment of forks and airdrops
- Offer advice to individuals and businesses on what can be done to minimize their tax burdens
- Consider the challenges of putting physical goods on the blockchain, including some prominent case examples
- Assist clients with cryptocurrency assets in estate planning and wills
- Summarize the more innovative laws on blockchain technology in the US
- Explain some of the many blockchain-related patents
- Interpret what each regulatory body should do moving forward, to achieve their own agendas while continuing to foster innovation
No prior experience with blockchains, cryptocurrencies, or financial technology law is required; the only prerequisite is an interest in the subject matter and a willingness to learn.
The Florida Bar has certified this course for 9.5 continuing legal education (CLE) credit hours. You must complete all 4 modules to receive the full credits. However, you may take modules separately for limited credits.
States that offer CLE reciprocity include Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Hawaii, Maine, Montana, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Washington, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. Note: some states do not give reciprocity for taking online classes.
Early Bird (Ends midnight Feb 1st) = $199/module
Regular Price = $299/module
Full Series of all 4 modules = $799