Blockchain: Legal Framework & Trends

Online, February 25, 2021

Virtual Meetup

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)


Jimmy Nguyen
Founding President – Bitcoin Association

Debbie Hoffman ’96
Adjunct Professor, Albany Law School

Josh Garcia
Partner at Ketsal

Daniel Stabile
Partner in the Miami office of Shutts & Bowen LLP

Sean Keefe
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.

Key Takeaways:

  • 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?