Albany Law School Online Graduate Programs presents:
Blockchain and Cryptocurrency: The Legal Framework and Future Trends
Thursday, February 25, 2021
1 – 2 p.m.
Zoom – (Link to be sent in confirmation email)
Founding President – Bitcoin Association
Debbie Hoffman ’96
Adjunct Professor, Albany Law School
Partner at Ketsal
Partner in the Miami office of Shutts & Bowen LLP
Founder and Managing Partner, Straight Up Capital
With the value of a single Bitcoin reaching a record-high of $41,982 in January 2021, interest in the cryptocurrency is seemingly exponentially. But there are still significant challenges along the path to legitimacy for this sometimes risky and complicated cryptocurrency.
Bitcoin has the potential to seamlessly cross borders, breakdown silos between different industries, automate transactions, and empower consumers to take ownership of and monetize their own data. But with so much potential comes the possibility for conflict with lawmakers and regulators across the globe.
For lawyers and non-lawyers alike, blockchain’s emergence requires learning new technology fundamentals and confronting new legal issues. To discuss these timely and pressing topics, Albany Law School’s Online Graduate Programs team has assembled a group of distinguished experts, attorneys, and thought leaders in the field of Bitcoin and cryptocurrency for a webinar confronting the tough questions about potential future trends and the implications of the law and legal issues in regard to the cryptocurrency.
- What are cryptocurrencies and Blockchain, and what is all the fuss about?
- How are cryptocurrencies currently regulated?
- What are some of the legal and regulatory issues raised by the growth of Blockchain?
- How will future trends impact the legal and regulatory environment?
- How should lawyers and non-lawyers prepare for the future and the rise of cryptocurrencies?