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Blockchain technology is developing as a powerful tool for recording, sharing, and securing data of all types. Originally conceived in 2008 as the ledger that underpins the cryptocurrency bitcoin, the technology has advanced in many ways since then and is being implemented to record transactions of all types. Companies of various sizes—from start-ups to Fortune 500--and across all industries are exploring how to use this new technology to improve their business. As they do so, they confront novel technological, legal, and business challenges that require thoughtful and innovative solutions from experienced industry experts along with blockchain research being conducted by universities.
The mission of the Blockchain Forum is to bring together business, legal and university leaders to learn from each other about blockchain technology and encourage its growth in North Texas.
The Blockchain Forum seeks to attract a diverse group of students, educators, researchers, lawyers, business professionals, and entrepreneurs who share an interest in blockchain technology and its applications. This will include people with background or interest in technology, law, and business.
Tuesday, Sept. 25
11:30 - 1 pm
2727 North Harwood Street, Suite 500
Dallas, TX 75201
Legal issues and Blockchain growth
James A. Cox, of counsel, Jones Day
Zachary Lynde, CFO, Factom Inc.
Lacey Shrum, attorney & founder, H7 Consulting
Mark Rasmussen, partner, Jones Day
As use cases for blockchain technology and smart contracts continue to emerge, lawyers will need to understand and anticipate important legal issues that need to be resolved for the technology to grow. This panel will discuss key legal issues to consider when advising clients regarding blockchain and smart contract technology, including contract formation issues, relevant regulations, major enforcement actions by federal and state regulators, private litigation, and new legislation. They will also discuss how the legal field might apply existing laws and court precedent to these new technologies.
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