Digital Asset Trading Platforms: Legal and Regulatory Considerations Explored!
As the proliferation of digital asset trading venues continues, the regulatory scrutiny of alternative trading systems and exchanges also increases. Both federal and state regulators are directing their focus on digital assets exchanges, underscoring the importance of fulfilling all applicable regulatory requirements. It is, therefore, critical for companies to understand the numerous legal issues presented by digital assets and blockchain technologies, not only on securities, but also on fiduciary access to digital assets, estate planning, and other aspects of business such as intellectual property.
In this LIVE Webcast, a panel of distinguished professionals and thought leaders will help clients and businesses understand the important aspects of this significant topic. They will provide an in-depth discussion of digital asset trading platforms, fiduciary access to digital assets, and the recent and relevant legal and regulatory updates and developments. Speakers will also offer best practices in developing and implementing best compliance practices and strategies.
Key topics include:
- Digital Asset Trading and Exchanges: Overview
- Notable Enforcement Actions
- Recent Legal and Regulatory Updates
- Intellectual Property Concerns
- Common Compliance Challenges
- Best Compliance Practices
Boies Schiller Flexner LLP
- Introduction on cryptocurrency technology that enables anonymity
- Explore role of cryptocurrency exchanges, and the issues they face in complying with anti-money laundering laws.
- Explore the legal risks facing companies seeking to list cryptos on centralized and decentralized exchanges
Boies Schiller Flexner LLP
- Role of the newly announced SRO – the Virtual Commodity Association Working Group
- Addressing the market manipulation concerns of regulators and other stakeholders
- Government enforcement efforts regarding cryptocurrency and money laundering
- FinCEN: BTC-e
- Justice Department indictments
Casner & Edwards, LLP
- Identifying digital assets
- Client wishes vs common law
- Following TOS in lieu of RUFADAA
Velvel is an experienced litigator known for finding creative solutions to complex problems. His practice focuses on high-risk litigation that includes consumer class actions, international disputes, and cryptocurrency/blockchain suits. Currently, Velvel is pursuing an over $11 billion cryptocurrency case on behalf of the estate of David Kleiman and has previously advised clients on the intersection of deceptive trade practice laws and cryptocurrency transactions.
Velvel is an experienced litigator known for finding creative solutions to complex problems. His practice focuses on high-risk litigation that …
Kyle’s practice focuses on complex commercial litigation, intellectual property, cybersecurity/privacy, and cryptocurrency/blockchain disputes. Kyle has an extensive background in technology, with a B.S. in chemical engineering and previous experience consulting companies in the electronics and computer industries. Currently, Kyle is pursing the largest cryptocurrency case in history on behalf of the Estate of David Kleiman.
Kyle has published articles on the legal impact of blockchain and cryptocurrency technologies:
- Why Bitcoin is Booming, Wall Street Journal, July 10, 2017 (co-authored with John O. McGinnis)
- Bitcoin: Order without Law in the Digital Age, 93 Indiana L.J. (forthcoming 2018) (co-authored with John O. McGinnis)
Kyle’s practice focuses on complex commercial litigation, intellectual property, cybersecurity/privacy, and cryptocurrency/blockchain disputes. Kyle has an extensive background in technology, …
Katie L. S. Von Kohorn is a partner specializing in trusts & estates and exempt organizations. Her practice focuses on estate planning, estate and trust administration, charitable giving, and advising exempt organizations.
Katie advises individual clients and generations of families with respect to estate planning, including estate and gift taxes, probate law, estate and trust administration, inter-generational planning, planning with digital assets, and philanthropy. She also serves as trustee of numerous trusts, and works extensively on the investment, tax, and legal aspects of trusts, as well as with the varied interests of trust beneficiaries. She counsels trustees and exempt organizations on issues pertaining to tax exemption, fiduciary responsibilities, and charitable trust law.
Prior to joining Casner & Edwards, LLP, Katie was associated with Bingham McCutchen and Choate, Hall & Stewart in Boston
Katie L. S. Von Kohorn is a partner specializing in trusts & estates and exempt organizations. Her practice focuses on …
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