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Blockchain 101

July 19, 2018 • Webinar

Starts: 12:00 PM (EDT)
Ends: 1:00 PM (EDT)

Explosive growth in bitcoin and other virtual currencies has disrupted the marketplace, but most businesses are interested in the technology behind these currencies and how it can make their systems more efficient and trustworthy. Successful implementations will share the common thread of understanding the technology’s capabilities and carefully considering business, legal, and compliance needs. Crowell & Moring’s Blockchain team combines a deep understanding of blockchain technology with the compliance needs of businesses that will be implementing blockchain solutions, including financial services, healthcare and supply chains.

Join us for Blockchain 101, where Crowell & Moring’s Blockchain team will break down common technology questions in easy-to-understand language and share lessons learned from marketplace use cases and implementations. In this third webinar installment of our Digital Transformation information Series: Creating Tomorrow, we’ll look into the legal and compliance issues counsel should consider as they expand their businesses in blockchain, and explore the various industries and sectors that stand to benefit from using this technology.

Topics:
  • What is blockchain? What is distributed ledger technology (DLT)? And what is the difference between them?
  • What is a smart contract? Are smart contracts the same thing as legal contracts?
  • What are the applications of DLT outside of big banks and financial industries?
  • How can blockchain help my business operate more efficiently?
  • What are the legal and compliance issues raised by this technology?
Presenters:
  • Jenny E. Cieplak, Partner, Washington, D.C.
  • Matthew B. Welling, Associate, Washington, D.C.
  • Simon Leefatt, Associate, Washington, D.C.

Contact: Kim Peters (202.508.8991, kpeters@crowell.com)

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