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Cryptocurrencies and the Law: A Whirlwind Tour

Cryptocurrencies and the Law: A Whirlwind Tour

Overview of how cryptocurrencies relate to law, as presented at Geekdom Event Center, San Antonio, TX, March 19, 2018.

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Angela Walch

March 19, 2018
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  1. Cryptocurrencies and the Law: A Whirlwind Tour Angela Walch @angela_walch

    Associate Professor St. Mary’s University School of Law Research Fellow UCL Centre for Blockchain Technologies Geekdom Presentation March 19, 2018 1 UCL CENTRE FOR BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGIES
  2. How We’ll Proceed • Where Law Fits in with Crypto

    • Regulation of Cryptocurrencies –General Regulatory Challenges –Specific Regulatory Topics • Cryptocurrencies’ Role in Law –Smart Contracts –Distributed Autonomous Organizations • Current Hot Topics March 19, 2018 A. Walch, Geekdom Presentation 2
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  5. Specific Regulatory Topics • Crime (Money Laundering / Illicit Use)

    • Money Transmission • Tax • Token Sales / Initial Coin Offerings / Exchanges • Financialization of Cryptocurrencies – Futures / ETFs / Hedge Funds – Systemic Risk? • Fraud / Scams March 19, 2018 A. Walch, Geekdom Presentation 5
  6. Cryptocurrencies Role In Law • Smart Contracts • Distributed Autonomous

    Organizations • Automated Dispute Resolution March 19, 2018 A. Walch, Geekdom Presentation 6
  7. Hot Topics • Regulators are paying attention now. • Race

    to regulate or facilitate – global issue. • Intersection between cryptocurrency and blockchain technology. • State Legislatures – Marketing Via Legislation. March 19, 2018 A. Walch, Geekdom Presentation 7
  8. Angela Walch angelawalch.com Twitter: @angela_walch awalch@stmarytx.edu UCL CENTRE FOR BLOCKCHAIN

    TECHNOLOGIES Thank you!