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Demystifying the Crypto Lending Market: A Close Look at Digital Asset-Backed Lending Transactions

October 9, 2018 • New York, NY

Starts: 4:30 PM (EDT)
Ends: 7:00 PM (EDT)
Site: The Yale Club of New York City
Address: 50 Vanderbilt Ave, New York, NY 10017 View Map (view map)

With the rise of cryptocurrency as a financial asset class, cryptocurrency-backed lending (“crypto lending”) has emerged as an innovative alternative to the conventional loan system.  While the notion of decentralized crypto lending promises to make the world a better place by potentially democratizing access to credit, crypto lending poses significant challenges to pre-existing legal rules as well as significant risk to lenders.  
Crowell & Moring LLP is sponsoring a CLE program organized by the Association of Commercial Finance Attorneys to explore legal and business issues surrounding the use of cryptocurrency and other digital assets, such as digitized securities, as a collateral asset class.  

Program Chair
  • Scott Lessne, Senior Counsel, Crowell & Moring LLP
  • Jonathan Cardenas, Visiting Fellow, Yale Law School and Associate, Crowell & Moring LLP
  • Zac Prince, Founder & CEO, BlockFi Inc.
  • Andrew Helman, Partner, Murray Plumb & Murray LLP
  • Ronald Mann, Albert E. Cinelli Enterprise Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Charles Evans Gerber Transactional Studies Center, Columbia Law School
Free for ACFA members.  In-house attorneys not ACFA members may attend as ACFA guests at no charge.  The cost for all other guests is $90. 

To register, please contact Mae Hsieh.
Crowell & Moring Participant(s):
Scott Lessne
Senior Counsel – Washington, D.C.
Phone: +1 202.624.2597
Jonathan Cardenas
Associate – Washington, D.C.
Phone: +1 202.624.2647
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