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CRYPTO, Crowdfunding & Other Crazy Concepts-2019: Crypto Currency-101

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Two “crazy” concepts, but crazy how? What is money and why is cryptocurrency different , in paying for goods and services and as currency for the performance of commercial contracts? Should I (or my clients) enter the “crowd” in crowdfinance, and thus get in on start-ups that scale into unicorns? For investors, each of these concepts implies assets not correlated with returns from index funds that invest only in public securities. So there are opportunities to do better than “the markets.” However,
these concepts are also associated with actual examples of large-scale fraud or at least fear of fraud. Are crypto and crowdfinance investments crazy-beneficial (notwithstanding the presence of risk) or just crazy? This series seeks to give professionals, investors, users, and their advisors useful insight into relevant opportunities and risks.

As with every Financial Poise Webinar, each episode is delivered in Plain English understandable to you even if you don’t have a background in this area. And, as with every Financial Poise Webinar, each episode brings you into engaging, sometimes humorous, conversations designed to entertain as it
teaches. Each episode in the series is designed to be viewed independently of the other episodes so that participants will enhance their knowledge of this area whether they attend one, some, or all episodes.

Episode #1
What is money? How is cryptocurrency different? Is permitting or requiring crypto payment of contracts sound from a legal or accounting perspective? How will the underlying technology of
blockchain bear upon future commercial practices? What are you or your client investing in when i nvest ing in cryptocurrency? What is an initial coin offering (or ICO) , and what are the legal risks involved ? Federal regulators have defined cryptocurrency as commodity in one context, and as a
security in others. In this introduction to cryptocurrency, panelists active in the field will discuss cryptocurrency as payment mechanism and as investment, with peculiar risks and opportunities. We will discuss the history and adoption of cryptocurrency, as well as the underlying technology (including
blockchain, but we will not make your eyes water), cybersecurity, and fraud.

This webinar is delivered in Plain English, understandable to you even if you do not have a background in the subject. It brings you into an engaging, even sometimes humorous, conversation designed to entertain as it teaches. And, it is specifically designed to be viewed as a stand-alone webinar, meaning that you do not have to view the other webinars in the series to get a lot out of it.

Practice Areas: Banking & Finance Law, Information Technology Law & E-Commerce
Online Media Type: Audio
Production Date: 04/30/2019
Level: Basic
Category: Standard
Duration: 1 Hours, 1 Minutes
Online Format: On Demand

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Jordan Fishfeld - Managing Director, CFX Markets, Chicago
Zach Smolinski - General Counsel, Smolinski Rosario Law, Chicago
David Carman - Co-Founder/COO, FinTank, Chicago
Josh Hughes - Co-Founder, Crypto-Markets
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