Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Law CLE
Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Law: Legal Considerations Behind Bitcoin



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Course Description

This program was recorded on February 12, 2021

Blockchain technology represents new challenges and opportunities for lawyers. This CLE is an introduction to blockchain and cryptocurrency law, which will cover the core technologies of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, including the legal and technical aspects of smart contracts. Additionally, our experts will analyze the real-world application of blockchain and cryptocurrency in various use cases and evaluate the way lawmakers and regulators are dealing with this innovative technology, particularly in securities law.

Attorney Andrew BullAndrew Bull
Andrew is the founding partner of Bull Blockchain Law LLP. He specializes in technology-based transactions and represents businesses operating in the cryptocurrency industry.

After finding Bitcoin in 2011, Andrew has become a leading lawyer on blockchain and cryptocurrency. Andrew’s background in blockchain includes extensive business, legal, and academic experience. After writing a master’s thesis on the regulation of cryptocurrencies, Andrew founded a digital asset investment fund and ran one of the first cryptocurrency mining companies in the United States. Andrew started Bull Blockchain Law in direct response to the lack of legal clarity in the industry.

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2 General Credits

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  1. 1. An Overview of Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies
    1. Blockchain 101
    2. Cryptocurrencies, Digital Payments, and Tokens
  2. Blockchain & Distributed Ledger Legal Issues and Judicial Rulings
    1. Regulatory Overview
    2. SEC, CFTC, FinCEN, and the IRS
  3. SEC & CFTC
    1. Registration
    2. Howey Test
    3. Enforcement Actions:
      1. DAO Case
      2. Munchee Case
  4. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (“FinCEN”)
    1. Ripple Labs Ruling
    2. Software Development and Investment Ruling
  5. “Smart Contracts”
  6. Compliance & Avoidance Strategies
    1. Regulation D, A, & CF
  7. Funds, ETFs, and Exchange Compliance