Blockchain & the Law: What Every Attorney Needs to Know

Production Date: February 22, 2018 Practice Areas: Science & Technology Law Estimated Length: 3641 minutes


$ 59 Science & Technology Law In Stock

Blockchain, also known as distributed ledger technology, promises to be a game changer for many aspects of our economy. Businesses and governments are starting to experiment with the disruptive potential of the blockchain and the many different ways in which it may drive efficiency gains. Many earlier investors have made outsized returns trading the coins and tokens issued by players in the distributed ledger space, which has stoked a greater public interest in the investment potential, as well as the practical application of smart contracts and blockchain immutability.

The initial coin offering ('ICO') has quickly emerged as a competitor to early stage venture capital financing for many technology start-ups. However, the legal and regulatory environment for participants in the distributed ledger ecosystem is undeniably complex and remains in a state of flux. Attorneys and regulators around the world are starting to consider more closely the questions posed by the Blockchain and ICO’s in particular, and as this sector continues to mature it can be expected that there will be an increase in use and regulation.

If you are looking to build a Smart Contract team, help a client launch an ICO, or even invest in cryptocurrencies and tokens, this course, taught by Joseph Bambara, the author of “Blockchain: A Practical Guide to Developing Business, Law, and Technology Solutions” will provide you with the fundamental knowledge you need to get started and will demonstrate financial, technology, governance, and legal blockchain use cases along with advantages and challenges.

Learning Objectives:
  1. Review the fundamentals of decentralized computing and blockchain
  2. Explore business, technology, governance, and legal use cases
  3. Discuss the evolving practice of law and technology as it concerns legal and governance issues arising from blockchain implementation
  4. See how blockchain is used in crypto-currency, including Bitcoin and Ethereum

Dane R.
Hanover, PA


Catherine E.
Aurora, IL

This was the most up-to-the-minute CLE class I have ever seen in my life!

John I.
Plainfield, IL

I wished that i had heard about his 7 years ago.

Nan S.
Philadelphia, PA

Great program overall.

Matthew K.
Los Altos, CA

Very informative. Tough to fit in such a broad topic into an hour time slot. Great job.

Tamala B.
Daphne, AL

Extremely fascinating topic!

Kristen D.
Fayetteville, NC

More on blockchain please! bit by bit.

Jonathan H.
Oakland, CA

Updated information and a very thorough overview—highly recommended.

Michelle B.
Cedarville, AR

Interesting subject. Great presentation.