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Blockchains, NFTs and Cryptocurrencies with John Rafferty & Stephen Olsen

Attorneys John Rafferty and Stephen Olsen recently teamed up to speak on blockchains, NFTs and cryptocurrencies in presentations for  members of Franklin Mint Credit Union as well as Drexel University’s Human Resources Department.

During the seminars, Rafferty and Olsen discussed how blockchains work and what cryptocurrency is, while also providing several evolving use-cases for cryptocurrency with legal implications. Topics also included:

  • An Overview of Bitcoin & Virtual Currencies
  • Most Critical Challenges involving Digital Currencies
  • Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Legal Issues
  • Profiting from the Growth of Cryptocurrencies
  • Issues faced by Fortune 500 Companies, Governments and Start-ups
  • Smart Contracts
  • Case Law Updates
  • Compliance and Avoidance Strategies
  • Virtual Currency Transmissions
  • Role of Digital Currencies in Financial Transactions

Rafferty and Olsen draw on extensive experience dealing with legal issues surrounding emerging technologies, including litigating business disputes involving cryptocurrency. They’ve presented several Continuing Legal Education courses for lawyers about blockchain and cryptocurrency technologies. Their related law articles include:

Should a Fiduciary Tiptoe in the Crypto? Rules & Risks

 

Litigating Cryptocurrency: Is Bitcoin’s Future Doomed?

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