It’s fair to say that bitcoin and blockchain have never been “hotter” than they are right now. The value of a bitcoin was $5,756 this morning, up from $688 just one year ago. Blockchain, the technology that underpins bitcoin and similar cryptocurrencies, is almost as popular, with seemingly endless think pieces on blockchain’s ability to revolutionize financial transactions, contracts, real estate, and even journalism.
But these technologies are more than just hype; they are posing real and significant legal questions that practitioners, judges, and regulators are just starting to grapple with. Yesterday, Logikcull was pleased to have Erica G. Wilson, of Vuono & Gray, and Stephen T. Middlebrook, of Womble Carlyle, walk us through some of these issues. In an in-depth and wide-ranging webinar, these legal experts explained the basics of cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology, their uses cases in law and elsewhere, related legal issues, and the evolving regulatory landscape. It was, as some attendees put it afterwards, “invaluable education” and a “substantive treatment of the various regulations to be on the lookout for.”
If you missed the event, don’t worry. A recording of the webinar is now available below, along with a copy of the presentation slides.