Blockchain Industry and the Banking Industry
Over the past several years, distributed ledger technology also known as blockchain – has become a significant presence in the financial industry due to its potential to mitigate a number of issues such as reducing operational costs and shortening settlement time. This webinar will provide a primer on the basics of blockchain technology and its potential applications to the banking industry, and review the current challenges to its wider adoption. With billions of dollars being invested in blockchain initiatives, this topic should be top of mind for all in the financial services industry.
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- Develop an understanding of blockchain technology, how blockchain transactions work, and potential use cases for the banking and financial services industries
- Learn about initial coin offerings, including a discussion of token sale models and current market trends
- Explore the current U.S. regulatory landscape and recent enforcement actions related to blockchain projects, cryptocurrencies and initial coin offerings
Goodwin Procter LLC
Grant Fondo, a former assistant U.S. attorney in the northern district of California, is head of the litigation department for Goodwin’s California offices, a member of the firm’s white collar practice, and founder and chair of its global digital currency and blockchain technology practice. Grant is recognized by chambers, Legal500, U.S. News Best Lawyers, and Benchmark Litigation for his white collar defense work, was named as one of 12 global “spotlighted” legal experts for blockchain and cryptocurrencies in Chambers Professional Advisors – FinTech guide and was named a 2018 national law journal fintech, blockchain and cryptocurrency trailblazer. He has represented digital currency clients before the SEC (including Sand Hill Exchange in 2015); FinCEN (including its first ever settlement with a digital currency exchange in 2015) and the DOJ; and Coinbase in IRS v. Coinbase. He currently represents clients in all aspects of the crypto-ecosystem, including in SEC enforcement actions.
Goodwin Procter LLC
Mitzi Chang is a partner in Goodwin’s technology companies and life sciences group, and in its digital currency and blockchain technology, and impact and responsible investing practices. She focuses her practice on corporate and securities law, representing public and private companies, venture capital and private equity firms, and investment banks in capital markets transactions, mergers and acquisitions, venture capital financings, SEC reporting and other general corporate and securities matters.Mitzi’s advises companies through every stage of the corporate life cycle – from initial financing through successful initial public offering or acquisition. She also advises blockchain and digital currency companies and venture funds with respect to digital token sales and related securities law and regulatory matters.Mitzi has worked with over 75 clients in this space, including investors, blockchain and payments companies and service providers. She was named a 2018 National Law Journal Fintech, blockchain and cryptocurrency “trailblazer.”
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