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Gawthrop Presents: John Rafferty on Mastering Bitcoin, Blockchain and Digital Currency Law

John RaffertySpeaking in a national webinar called “Mastering Bitcoin, Blockchain and Digital Currency Law,”  Gawthrop Greenwood attorney John Rafferty served on a three-person panel August 15, 2018.

During the 90-minute webinar that provided 1.5 credits toward Continuing Legal Education, Rafferty discussed how blockchains work and what cryptocurrency is, while also providing several evolving use-cases for cryptocurrency with legal implications.

On-demand access to the webinar hosted by The Rossdale Group is available here, covering the following topics:

  • 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 Update
  • Compliance and Avoidance Strategies
  • Virtual Currency Transmissions
  • Role of Digital Currencies in Financial Transactions

The Rossdale Group further describes the course:

“The huge expansion in Bitcoin and digital currencies in states across the nation and globally has led to a significant need for attorneys proficient in the cutting-edge use of related legal and regulatory issues. The laws vary greatly and have been in flux with the proliferation of Fortune 500 companies, governments and start-ups seeking to take advantage of this growing use of currency. The faculty for this seminar [featured] several leading authorities on the subject. This comprehensive program on virtual currency law [introduced participants] to the most relevant issues and practical solutions, including Blockchain, distributed ledger, the growth of cryptocurrencies, role of digital currencies in financial transactions, Smart Contracts, compliance and avoidance strategies, and virtual currency transmissions. The faculty [also covered] the changes and progress on the latest legal developments and future regulations.”

For more information or to book a workshop for your organization, contact John Rafferty at or 610-696-8225.

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