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Bitcoin, Digital Currency and the Law

(2928 Ratings)

Produced on: February 05, 2014

Course Format On Demand Audio

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Course Description

Time 122 minutes
Difficulty

These days, all eyes are on the Bitcoin, one of the world's first and most widely-adopted distributed digital currencies. Join Marco Santori, a recognized authority and thought leader in digital currency law, as he explains how digital currency works through the Bitcoin lens.  With a focus on recent enforcement actions and the lessons they can teach, Marco will cover the law of digital currency as it stands today and how it may likely develop in the future.

 

Learning Objectives: 

I.  Grasp what a Bitcoin is including how:

  • Bitcoins are used today
  • Bitcoin transactions work
  • Why Bitcoins are used
  • Where Bitcoins come from

II. Gain familiarity with Bitcoin Law with specific focus on:

  • Money transmission on State and Federal levels
  • Compliance and avoidance strategies
  • Beyond money transmission

Program Attorney: Sigalle Barness

Faculty

Marco Santori

Cooley LLP

Marco Santori leads Cooley’s fintech practice, and is an authority in the law of blockchain technology. He is the Legal Ambassador for the Delaware Blockchain Initiative, an advisor to the International Monetary Fund, and the drafter of the New Jersey Digital Currency Jobs Creation Act. Called “The Dean of Digital Currency Lawyers” by an American Banker journalist, Marco focuses his practice on structuring innovative products into existing regulations, as well as crafting new regulations where required. He counsels on compliance with and disputes over money services, securities and derivatives laws, with both high-growth fintech companies and international financial institutions.

Chairman of the Bitcoin Foundation Regulatory Affairs Committee since 2013 and Global Policy Counsel for Blockchain, Marco is a highly sought after advisor to the fintech and blockchain industries. He is a frequent speaker on the topic, including recent engagements at the ABA’s 2016 Digital Currency and Blockchain Technology National Institute, the Cato Institute’s Cryptocurrency: The Policy Challenges of a Decentralized Revolution Conference, the North American Bitcoin Conference and the Consensus Conference.

He is also a frequent contributor at CoinDesk, and has appeared on CNBC, Al Jazeera America’s Real Money with Ali Velshi and Bloomberg TV. He has also been profiled by the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Bloomberg, Reuters, The Washington Post, The New Yorker, Wired, Entrepreneur.com and Crain's New York Business.

Before beginning his legal career, Marco founded and operated a successful home-decor distribution company, which imported textiles from India, China and Canada and sold to institutional customers in the Americas and across Europe.

Sigalle provides leadership to ensure proper execution of Lawline's vision, values, and brand promises. She oversee all operations of the business including Content, Business Operations, Customer Experience, Marketing, and Development to effectively grow the organization.

Sigalle is dedicated to continuous and active learning, positive contribution to the legal community, and taking time to help others.

Reviews

JS
Joanna S.

Really Great Course!

AP
Amy P.

superb

SS
Shellie S.

Very informative and professional delivery.

PC
Peter C.

Great, clear, effective instructor.

EJ
Edward J.

Presentation was fantastic and very thorough. Significant content beyond what I expected. The presenter clearly knew and enjoyed working with these subjects.

EC
elizabeth c.

outstanding

JH
John H.

I feel well-informed now.

JH
James H.

Great introduction to bitcoin; woth a second listen

RM
Retha M.

Interesting course on a developing topic.

KC
Kevin C.

Very Good!

VM
Valery M.

Very interesting stuff!

LZ
Linda Z.

LOVED this presenter's matter-of-fact , yet conversational delivery. I knew a bit about Bitcoin prior to this CLE but learned a lot. Thank you.

LS
Larke S.

Very interesting course

JM
Judith M.

I would give higher than a 4 if it were an option. Mr. Santori explained a very difficult topic like he was telling a story.

EC
eric c.

ARTICULATE AND WELL ORGANIZED

ZA
Zahara A.

Excellent course.

CS
Craig S.

Great job.

SG
Shawn G.

Interesting if esoteric subject.

EH
Eldon H.

great speaker, very informative, great explanation and background information of bitcoin

FK
Frank K.

very informative on an arcane subject

SE
Samantha E.

Fascinating discussion, and the speaker helped navigate the issues of different technology very well.

HG
Henry David G.

Interesting area of law. materials helped.

AG
Albert Noel G.

Great overview. Would appreciate a yearly update seminar from this expert. Top line, first class presenter.

JS
Joel S.

Great presentation. Very good explanation of the technology from a non-geek standpoint.

JC
John C.

Good job

TJ
Teresa J.

Fascinating topic.

KA
Katherine A.

Very interesting, would be great to have an updated program and see where BitCoin/digital currency and related laws are today!

CC
Cara C.

Very good -- informative and not too techy for those of us who are less technologically savvy.

HN
Howard N.

Exceptional course. I listened to this CLE over a couple of days and during the interim, I read some outside materials. I don't think that was necessary, but it certainly helped to fully understand the interesting material

JR
Jesse R.

Fascinating. Great speaker.

PP
Pamela P.

Very enlightening!

LB
Lisa B.

Excellent breadth of knowledge!!

RC
Richard C.

Extraordinary presenter.

ST
Stuart T.

exceedingly informative and enlightening

AK
Alex K.

Interesting material.

JB
Joseph B.

Excellent presentation on a subject I did not know anything about.

TL
Travis L.

Excellent speaker with obvious expertise on the subject.

KB
Kathleen B.

Well done course.

MS
Marlon S.

So interesting. So many questions still left unresolved. More such course please!

JH
Jonathan H.

Qualified speaker, for sure. Not a subject that is easily followed.

GC
Gary C.

Excellent introduction to a fascinating area of law and commerce

JF
Joseph F.

Excellent presentation!

ES
Ed S.

Top notch. Probably the best, clearest CLE I've done in a long time. Thank you

DW
David W.

Great course. Very informative.

JH
Jillian H.

Definitely something new for me, but a great introduction.

JB
Joel B.

Good introduction to a topic I knew nothing about.

DS
Donna S.

Marco is a knowledgeable presenter who kept my attention!

AP
Andre P.

Very interesting topic. The speaker has excellent tone and tempo.

RR
Richard R.

Superior presentation--well organized. I appreciated his answering the questions as well. Great learning experience. Thank you

RP
Robert P.

very informative

DS
David S.

Great speaker and program. Quite valuable!

JM
James M.

Superb introduction to digital currency issues.

RS
Robert S.

Really really informative.

SI
Susan I.

Great presenter! He was able to simplify a complex subject.

PW
priscilla w.

Really interesting topic presented well

JH
Joseph H.

Enjoyable - very good speaker

AY
April Y.

Very interesting topic.

RS
Ryan S.

Presenter was excellent

LR
Landon R.

Great job laying the groundwork of the technology before discussing the law - absolutely necessary for this topic.

MS
Mark S.

Interesting and relevant topic.

SS
Sean S.

In depth materials on cutting edge topic.

JS
Joseph S.

A fun topic.

PB
Peter B.

Interesting

WW
William W.

interesting stuff

GS
Gloria S.

At first I thought this was going to be a really boring class but the presenter made it really interesting. I'm very impressed. Thanks Lawline! Gloria V. Schmidt

JT
Jeannette T.

Excellent materials. Very helpful.

GM
George M.

Very informative!

BD
Bradley D.

Excellent user interface--really like the note taking feature

MW
Merrick W.

Excellent overview.

RT
Rodney T.

Course is interesting and informative

CR
Colleen R.

Very informative.

MM
Marcia M.

Very good introduction to virtual currency.

CD
Catherine D.

What an enjoyable internet learning experience.

BL
Bryan L.

Really good presentation.

BH
Benjamin H.

Really interested in this subject a very useful course

TK
Timothy M. K.

fascinating subject.

SS
Stepfon S.

good

TS
Thomas S.

Fantastic seminar.

RU
Rob U.

Good presentation

JP
JOHN E. P.

Excellent presentation and content.

JS
J. Ernest S.

Outstanding

AP
Andrew P.

Very interesting topic! Speaker was great!

TM
Thomas M.

Excellent course and very enlightening. Bitcoin is hokus pokus.

DB
Dana B.

Informative but a bit long

JR
Jerome R.

Very informative.

MS
Michael S.

Very interesting and topical course presented by a speaker well versed in the technology and law.

VR
Vladimir R.

Highly competent in a tricky area of the law.

DD
Derek D.

Probably my favorite presentation. Good stuff and a great subject to educate yourself on.

CH
Carl H.

Fascinating topic presented in a format that even a novice like myself could follow. Very timely.

EM
Emilee M.

It is clear that the speaker has a wealth of knowledge on this subject. Very interesting.

DH
Daniel H.

Great presentation -- thanks.

JH
Jamie H.

Very interesting yet complicated topic taught in a manner that really broke down the issues for those of us who do not practice in the area. Well done.

JK
Jane K.

Fascinating. So fun to get a two hour tutorial on Bitcoin. Ithank you Lawline and Marco Santori!

PM
Pinakin M.

Absolutely fantastic seminar. Amazing course materials. Highly recommended

DT
David L. T.

Well done

CF
Christine F.

Presenter was excellent!

MM
Michael M.

very interesting

ST
Sunil T.

very interesting topic and speaker

MK
Marissa K.

Great job.

FC
F. Kim C.

most interesting CLE ever

TW
tina w.

excellent

RN
Robert N.

I have given a lot of good scores but this course was excellent.

KS
Kristina S.

Excellent presentation!

RM
Robert M.

Excellent on subject matter, and at the same time, presentation in easily understood lingo. Good job.

EA
Elaine A.

Marco takes us efficiently through a highly complex development of the law, as digital currencies proliferate. He discusses the obscurities of state regulation as well as the federal approach.

KP
Kimberly P.

Great course. He really broke down the confusing topic of bitcoins and made it understandable for a "lay" person.

KS
Karilyn S.

Excellent primer on BitCoin

RR
Ronald R.

One of the most fascinating programs I have ever attending.

CW
Curtis W.

Think I need to update my discovery requests to see when husband is hiding money in a bitcoin account!

PM
Paul M.

Excellent speaker.

LP
Lisa P.

Incredibly interesting topic.

PG
Philip G.

Good timely program

SH
Shan H.

The speaker is on the board of the Bitcoin Foundation. Great balanced view of this technology.

BG
Baruch G.

Great treatment of a new and interesting topic!

BN
Brad N.

Great work!

KS
Kris S.

Learned a great deal...thx!!

EP
Ernesto P.

Great!

SV
Sophia V.

Marco Santori is a terrific speaker!

MH
Michael H.

Great speaker delivered complex content and made it understandable and intriguing.

KA
Kathryn A.

BEST PRESENTATION EVER

FT
Farrest T.

Good program/.

RP
Roma P.

Very interesting and thorough.

PB
Patrick B.

I knew nothing about bitcoin. This course was well presented and very informative. who new bitcoin was a rare metal to be "mined".

TB
Thomas B.

very informative &timely

SP
Stuart P.

Great subject

VC
Victor C.

Very interesting subject. Complicated but explained well

MH
Mary H.

I took this course for general knowledge (i.e., it is not my practice area) and I found it very informative.

MB
Marcus B.

Simply excellent. Without a doubt the most interesting and informative CLE course I have attended, in any format.

RE
Roger E.

Very interesting and informative.

PM
Paul M.

Excellent presentation on a very complex topic. Lawline should provide more videos on niche tech subject like this.

LK
Lynn K.

This great for those of us who know nothing about digital currency

BF
BJ F.

Very informative on a confusing topic.

RC
Robert C.

This ranks up there as one of the best LAWLINE courses I have taken online.

AW
Angela W.

Very informative. Got the basics and more details than I've read other places. Good presentation

TD
Thomas D.

Excellent presentation!

DD
Dmitri D.

excellent

DH
Douglas H.

I have a much better understanding of Bitcoin now - the speaker was excellent and very knowledgeable.,

AL
amy l.

great topic - excellent speaker

AJ
Allen J.

Most informative discourse on digital currency I have yet heard!

RC
Robert C.

Might be the most interesting course I've taken on Lawline, great presentation

JW
Jeffrey W.

Glad I watched, an interesting topic well-presented

TH
Tracy Ann H.

excellent course

RT
Raul T.

Great information on a new topic.

PG
Peter G.

very informative,

CP
Christopher P.

Best presenter in the bundle so far.

RM
Ronald M.

A substantial amount of preparation and thought went into this course. It is mostly of academic interest at this time but nonetheless this course looks at the subject from EVERY angle.

RB
Ronald B.

Very important topic to study these days.

MB
Michael B.

engaging, full of information on an ever changing topic that will only grow with technology-fascinating presentation - and great comprehension of subject matter by the speaker - awesome job

SM
Scott K. M.

Nicely done. Interesting topic.

CK
Colleen K.

This was incredible!!!!!!!!!!!!

CR
Catharine R.

the instructor's passion and interest in the bitcoin area came through in the program. Although it was long, it moved well because of the instructor's enthusiasm

VC
Victor N. C.

Very good primer

ML
Martha L.

Very interesting

NF
Nathaniel F.

Excellent overview of a complex topic

TK
Theresa Minjung K.

Great progressive topic!

EG
Edwin G.

Lots of unknowns in this area still, but it's a good thing to help understand just what those unknowns are. Thanks for this one!

JL
Jonathan L.

Interesting but concise coverage of an area I know little about.

RB
Robert B.

EXCELLENT PRESENTATION!

ML
Mark L.

Very well done.

KG
Karen G.

Great speaker. The information was easy to follow especially since this is a complicated topic.

GJ
George J.

Really helped my understanding.

RM
Robert M.

Excellent and informative.

KB
Keith B.

Very interesting speaker on a complex subject.

DK
David K.

Very interesting.

SF
Sean F.

This was the best CLE I ever viewed. Fascinating! Great details by Marco Santori at the right level to understand bitcoins.

EF
Eric F.

excellent!

EB
Emily B.

This was really well done. The video was professional looking, and the instructor was well spoken- very good cadence. Wish more videos could be this well produced!

JB
Jessica B.

Fascinating course.

RM
Renee M.

It could have been presented in a more exciting way

MH
Michael H.

Very interesting. The presenter covered a new and complex topic thoroughly and managed to hold my attention throughout.

AB
Amy B.

Interesting course on a relatively new topic!

DC
deirdre a c.

good lecture

AW
Aurelius W.

Not my area of practice, but the speaker's expertise is apparent. Very informative CLE!

DE
David E.

Exceptional in all respects. Highly recommended.

WG
William G.

Extremely informative

MH
Mikhail H.

Very well organized class with in depth background discussion of bitcoin

SK
Sidney K.

Very informative at a very practical level

KA
Kimberly A.

Wonderfully informative. Thank you!

MD
Michael D.

Good overview of a new area of law.

MR
Marc H. R.

Some questions at the end of the program were read, but not actually answered.

JB
Julie B.

Really sheds light on the Bitcoin trend. Great overview.

RK
Raymond K.

Difficult subject well done.

LP
Lia P.

Outstanding.

AG
Alexander G.

One of the best CLE programs I've seen lately. Very interesting and did a great job of introducing a topic I knew little about.

PS
Peter S.

Speaker really outstandingly clear and interesting

RF
Robert F.

Superlative program. A feast of knowledge and information.

MS
Michael S.

Interesting topic and well presented.

WF
William F.

Extremely technical material, not for a multi-tasking session.

HH
Hans H.

Best class on the service. Good info, good presentation. Excellent and timely

KL
keith l.

good

GS
Gary S.

Very Nice course. Sometimes a tad confusing but that is to be expceted at this time re this topic.

EL
ethan l.

Great comprehensive overview

AH
Angela H.

Instructor was amazing. Bitcoin, digital currency, and the evolving area of law is so new…we need more!

JJ
Jacqueline J.

VERY informative!

JK
Jon K.

Outstanding presenter who provides easily understood facts and guidance on an otherwise confusing new development that even experienced bankers shake their heads when asked for an explanation.

DR
Dane R.

Fabulous course. Very bright presenter. Highest recommendation.

LH
LaShon H.

Need more time as this is such hot issue. Hope you have a Part II.

QB
Quietta B.

Thanks!

LG
Lawrence G.

Marco is a sharp guy who obviously is an expert in this emerging area of the law.

JH
James H.

Excellent overview of Bitcoin and the legal implications of its use and management. Exactly what I was looking for!

DH
Dem H.

This presenter was great and accomplished so much in 2 hours.

MH
Marguerite H.

fascinating!

DW
Danielle W.

Excellent seminar, excellent presenter and material.

RN
Robert N.

Good speaker & program

LL
Lior L.

great speaker

PF
Paul F.

This course gave me an understanding of how digital currencies work and their strengths and weaknesses. Thanks.

JC
Jon C.

excellent presentation

SP
Sharon P.

Excellent speaker and interesting subject matter

JZ
Jay Z.

What a timely topic!

MG
Michael G.

Excellent coverage of newly emerging area of law and regulation.

JT
JEREMY T.

got what I wanted from the CLE.

SS
Sheri S.

Really interesting and timely, great presentation. Presenter very engaging. Thanks.

DW
David W.

This was the single best CLE I have attended in many, many years! He was a great speaker.

SD
Steve D.

Needs more time. I hate that he didn't get to answer all of the questions.

SA
Sally A.

Informative.

LL
Laura L.

Better organization and a more compelling speaker for a subject that could affect our future.

KO
Kyle O.

Very good course

GM
Gerard M.

good intro to a very new field very good presenter

ML
Mark L.

Excellent presentation.

JF
John f.

Some of the best CLE I have taken. Thank you.

CM
Charles M.

Great course!

SR
Scott R.

Very interesting topic. And great presentation of info on it!

JS
Joseph S.

superb speaker

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