Navigating Virtual Currencies and Blockchain Regulation

Date: Dec 6, 2023 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Location: Online

Member Price: $152

Non-Member Price: $190

Event Code: I137523

Areas of Law: For All Attorneys

Earn up to 3.3 credits! (More Information)




Seth Abrams, Esq.
Schumann Hanlon Margulies LLC, Jersey City


Clair Krivoy
Brown Rudnick LLP, New York
Hailey Lennon, Esq.
Brown Rudnick LLP, Orange County
William B. Mack, Esq.
Greenberg Traurig, LLP, New York

Welcome to the new world of digital currency regulation. Digital currency is unique for many reasons – the primary is that it doesn’t have a physical equivalent in the real world. It’s completely electronic, supported by blockchain data. Virtual currency isn’t issued by a bank or a public authority and no government controls it or decides if there should be more or less of it. However, it is accepted as a means of payment by some groups and can be transferred, stored or traded electronically and has the other characteristics of traditional money.

In an era of digital innovation and financial disruption, the legal landscape is evolving at a breakneck pace. Join us as we delve into the captivating realm of virtual currencies and blockchain regulation. Explore the future of finance and boost your legal expertise in this rapidly evolving field.

Register today to stay ahead of the curve and gain the expertise necessary to navigate the complex legal terrain of virtual currencies and blockchain regulation. Don't miss this unique opportunity to expand your legal horizons and contribute to the future of finance.

  • 9:00 - Welcome and Introductions
  • 9:05 - Virtual Currencies and Blockchain Overview
  • 9:30 - SEC Oversight: Investment Product or Commodity? Ripple Decision Unveiled
    Gain invaluable insights into the fascinating legal battle surrounding Ripple and delve into the Securities and Exchange Commission's (SEC) oversight role and the riveting debate on whether digital coins constitute investment products or commodities. In this session, you will explore the groundbreaking Ripple decision and discover its far-reaching implications and:
    • Acquire a comprehensive understanding of SEC regulations in the context of virtual currencies
    • Evaluate the legal distinction between investment products and commodities
    • Review the Ripple case and its significance in the legal landscape
  • 10:15 - Break
  • 10:25 - Central Banks and Digital Currencies: Unlocking the Future of Finance
    Uncover the exciting world of digital currencies as central banks experiment with innovative financial solutions. Analyze the Federal Reserve's creation and use of digital currencies and discover the potential use cases for these transformative technologies. Gain a deep understanding of why central banks are venturing into this digital realm and the potential consequences of being left behind. Our expert faculty will help you:
    • Boost your knowledge of central bank initiatives with digital currencies;
    • Improve awareness of the use cases and implications of central bank-issued digital currencies; and
    • Identify and understand the risks and opportunities associated with the future of finance.
  • 11:10 - New Jersey Legislation: Navigating the Regulatory Landscape
    Explore the unique regulatory landscape of New Jersey concerning virtual currencies and issues surrounding cryptocurrency adoption and its impact on society. Get an overview of the legal framework governing virtual currencies in New Jersey, including the intriguing intersection between digital assets and the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC). You will walk away from this session:
    • Being familiar with New Jersey's current and proposed regulations for virtual currencies;
    • Knowing the legal challenges and opportunities in New Jersey; and
    • Understanding the implications of UCC provisions on digital assets.
  • 11:50 - Q&A and Wrap Up
  • 12:00 - Adjourn

CLE Credits
NJ CLE:NJ CLE information: This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 3.3 hours of total CLE credit (Full Credits Available: NJ General: 3.3).
NY CLE (t&nt):NY Professional Practice Transitional: 3.0
PA CLE:PA Substantive Credit: 2.5
$12.00 fee – separate check payable to NJICLE must be submitted at the end of the program


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