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  • 03.06.2019
    Dying and Private Keys
    Blogs
    Cryptocurrency owners must face death—be it their own, or that of anyone else with custody of the owner’s cryptocurrency or other digital assets. We received a stark reminder of this when the Canadian exchange QuadrigaCX recently filed court papers indicating it may have lost access to nearly $200 million USD of its customers’ Bitcoin, Ether and other cryptocurrencies.
  • 02.22.2019
    3 Lessons From A Crypto Mock Trial
    Articles

    Law360

    In this article, co-authored by Christopher Veatch, litigation attorneys test whether blockchain ledger entries could actually be admissible evidence in a court proceeding under the existing Federal Rules of Evidence.
  • 02.19.2019
    Blockchain Attacks and the Fight for Immutability
    Updates
    The Ethereum Classic blockchain was the victim of a 51% attack (often called a majority or Sybil attack) on January 5, 2019 that reorganized portions of the blockchain and allowed the attackers to double-spend 219,500 ETC ($1.1 million).
  • 2018
    Digital Currencies: International Actions and Regulations
    It seems like almost every day now, executive, legislative, and central banking officials and entities in countries around the world are regulating, restricting, or allowing (either expressly or implicitly) the use of virtual currencies, the operation of virtual currency businesses and exchanges, and the intersection of virtual currencies and more traditional financial institutions. Tracking these international developments has become a part-time, or possibly even full-time, endeavor and today Perkins Coie is hoping make that task a little easier for the readers of this blog by posting its International Virtual Currency Tracker.
  • 01.17.2019
    The New Money: Cryptocurrencies and the Role of Insurance
    Articles
    For approximately the past decade, cryptocurrencies were used by those who wanted to transact business anonymously and without oversight or restrictions imposed by any governmental authority.  More recently, the concept of cryptocurrencies has been used to raise capital outside of traditional financial structures.  Indeed, the rise of raising money through the issuance of “virtual tokens” using “Initial Coin Offerings” (ICOs) has caused a sharp rise in the prevalence and market value of cryptocurrencies.
  • Blockchain Technology & Digital Currency and Electronic Financial Services Event Calendar
    Speaking Engagements

    Join Perkins Coie at one of the Blockchain Technology & Digital Currency and  Electronic Financial Services conferences we’ll be attending!

  • 04.17.2019
    Custody and the Future of Crypto Assets
    Speaking Engagements

    Synchronize 2019 / Conrad, NY

  • 03.22.2019
    The Future Is Here: Dealing with Bitcoins and Cryptocurrencies in Tax and Estate Planning
    Speaking Engagements
  • 03.20.2019
    Advisory Blockchain and Crypto Asset Meeting
    Speaking Engagements
    Salt Lake City, UT
  • 03.07.2019
    Cast Your Vote: The Future of Blockchain Voting
    Speaking Engagements
    DC Blockchain Summit / Washington, D.C.
    Blockchain will transform government and numerous industries. But what about the future of voting? Does blockchain have a place in federal, state, or local elections and do its immutable features offer the promise of greater security, accessibility and efficiency? Have voting pilots for overseas service members made an impact? Is a digital identity solution needed to make this effective?
  • 03.06.2019
    Cryptocurrency and Taxes - Learn What the IRS says for 2018-19
    Speaking Engagements
    Blockmatics / New York, NY
    Alice Townes will be speaking on a panel with crypto tax professionals to share insight on this complicated topic, highlighting the most important areas to consider.
  • 02.22.2019
    2019 Western Chapter Annual Meeting
    Speaking Engagements
    Palace Hotel / San Francisco, CA
    Wendy Moore will be speaking on blockchain for the energy industry (i.e. supply chain management, trading carbon credits, peer to peer energy transfers), with the heads of blockchain innovation from PGE and Exelon.
  • 02.15.2019
    Blockchain Technology: Why the hype?
    Speaking Engagements
  • 02.13.2019
    Making "Cents" of Blockchain and Cryptocurrency
    Speaking Engagements
    Rotary Club Luncheon / The Grand Hyatt
  • 02.12.2019
    Blockchain Webcast
    Webinars
    Host
    Corporate Counsel / Webinar
  • 02.12.2019
    How to Pitch a Blockchain Business Network
    Speaking Engagements
    Panelist
    IBM Blockchain / San Francisco, CA
  • 01.17.2019
    Overview on Cryptocurrency
    Speaking Engagements
    Eastside Business Roundtable / Bellevue, CA
  • 01.14.2019
    Balancing Innovation, Market Integrity, and Capital Formation in the Crypto World
    Speaking Engagements
    Moderator
    BlockChainge DC 2019 / Washington, D.C.
  • 01.10.2019
    Smart Contracts 2.0: The Latest Applications and Legal Implications of Blockchain
    Webinars
  • 01.08.2019
    Blockchain and Token Regulation Crash Course
    Speaking Engagements

    Panelist

    CES Digital Money Forum / Las Vegas, NV

  • 12.12.2018
    Expert Views: Blockchain and Digital Asset Regulation
    Speaking Engagements

    Ripple / San Francisco, CA

  • 12.06.2018
    Truth Without Proof: The Process of Getting Distributed Ledger Technology (Blockchain) Entries Into Evidence
    Speaking Engagements

    Presenter

    Chicago Bar Association

    Financial and Emerging Technologies Committee / Chicago, IL

  • 12.04.2018 - 12.05.2018
    Blockchain Technology and Token Offerings Seminar
    Speaking Engagements
    Program Co-Chair
    Seattle, WA
  • 12.03.2018 - 12.04.2018
    Building the Business Case for Blockchain
    Speaking Engagements
  • 11.29.2018
    A Closer Look at Cybercurrency & Bitcoin
    Speaking Engagements

    Panelist

    Rocky Mountain Chapter Event / Denver, CO

    The panel discussion focused on how cybercurrency and bitcoin are being utilized and how blockchain technology allows it to happen with the public ledger. Panelists also examined the impacts of cryptocurrencies for insolvency matters, such as how these "assets" are classified, and how the FinTech industry is utilizing blockchain technology and what impact this has on lenders.
  • 11.28.2018
    Integrating Evolving Technologies for Enhanced BSA and Sanctions Compliance
    Speaking Engagements
    Perkins Coie is proud to be a sponsor of the Anti-Money Laundering Conference that hosts several hundred CPAs, attorneys, compliance and BSA/AML officers, and internal auditors and their staff.
  • 11.27.2018
    Industry-Specific Use Cases of Blockchain Application and Regulatory Challenges
    Speaking Engagements

    Panelist

    Fintech on the Block Conference / San Francisco, CA

  • 11.19.2018
    GDPR & General Privacy with Blockchain Technology
    Speaking Engagements
    Co-host
    UW CoMotion Lab
     / Seattle, WA
    The panel will be discussing data privacy, GDPR Compliance and how they can be applied to blockchain technology.
  • 11.16.2018 - 11.17.2018
    C20 Conferencia Bitcoin + Blockchain
    Speaking Engagements
    C20 / Buenos Aires
  • 11.14.2018
    Cryptocurrency: When, Why and How to Value?
    Speaking Engagements

    2018 ASA Fair Value Conference / San Francisco, CA

  • 11.13.2018
    Women in Blockchain
    Speaking Engagements

    Chicago Women in IP / Chicago, IL

    Perkins Coie is hosting a Chicago Women in IP session featuring two of the Blockchain group’s very own #womeninblockchain and #womeninIP – Patchen Haggerty and Laurie Rasmussen. This opportunity came through Perkins Coie Associate, Stephanie Nelson, from the Chicago office and will also feature Jennifer O’Rourke from Attest; Dima Elissa from Symptomatic.io; and Emily Selck from HUB international.
  • 11.08.2018
    The Future Is Here: Dealing with Bitcoins and Crypto Currencies in Your Wealth Transfer Strategies
    Speaking Engagements
    Hawaii Tax Institute / Honolulu, HI
  • 11.02.2018
    Corporate Governance – Is the Conventional Model Still Valid?
    Speaking Engagements
    Campbells Fund Focus 2018 / Grand Cayman

    Is technological advancement in governance and strategy making funds more efficient and easier to manage, or are corporate governance risks and challenges reaching a point that should concern investors?

  • 10.25.2018
    Demystifying Cryptocurrency and Blockchain
    Speaking Engagements
    ACC Chicago / Chicago, IL
  • 10.23.2018
    Wall Street 2.0: Will Blockchain Revolutionize Finance?
    Speaking Engagements
    Money 20/20 / Las Vegas, NV
  • 10.19.2018
    Life Sciences Panel Discussion, Healthcare Regulation and New Technology
    Speaking Engagements
  • 10.18.2018
    Blockchain, AI, Cloning and Other Cool Stuff You Should Know About
    Speaking Engagements
  • 10.16.2018
    Introduction to Bitcoin and Blockchain
    Speaking Engagements
    San Francisco Public Library / San Francisco, CA
  • 10.02.2018
    Crypto Regulation Around the World
    Speaking Engagements
    Swell by ripple / San Francisco, CA
  • 10.02.2018
  • 09.26.2018
    Deep Dive into Blockchain: Using Blockchain Technology to Combat AML Through Identification of Suspicious Transactions
    Speaking Engagements
    Panelist
    Financial Crime Executive Roundtable
     / New York, NY
  • 09.12.2018
    Are You Sure You’re Ready? IoT Product Launches – Legal/Regulatory Considerations
    Speaking Engagements

    Mobile World Congress / Los Angeles, CA
    Presenters: Marc Martin and Charlyn Ho

  • 09.12.2018
    Blockchain and Identity Management
    Speaking Engagements

    Panelist
    Mobile World Congress / Los Angeles, CA

  • 09.11.2018
    Crowdfunding & Creating Digital Assets & ICOs
    Speaking Engagements
    Panelist
    Black Blockchain Summit 2018 
    Howard University / Washington, D.C.
  • 09.10.2018
    Self-Sovereign ID vs. GDPR
    Speaking Engagements
    Blockchain Seattle / Bellevue, WA
  • 09.10.2018
    Smart Contracts: Why States Don’t Need New Laws
    Speaking Engagements
    Blockchain Seattle / Bellevue, WA
  • 09.10.2018
    Token Alliance Report
    Speaking Engagements
    Blockchain Seattle / Bellevue, WA
  • 09.10.2018
    Women in Blockchain Breakfast - Stories that Educate and Inspire
    Speaking Engagements
    Blockchain Seattle / Bellevue, WA
  • 09.2018
    Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Technology in your Daily Legal Practice
    Speaking Engagements
    Multnomah Bar Association, CLE Seminar / Portland, OR
  • 07.24.2018
    Non-Fungible Tokens: The Evolution of Collectibles from Physical to Digital
    Speaking Engagements
    Nifty / Hong Kong
  • 06.21.2018
    Crypto Regulation in Washington State
    Seminars
    Washington Chamber of Commerce and Perkins Coie are delighted to host an extraordinary event on June 21, 2018 featuring the Washington state DFI.
  • 05.14.2018
  • 05.11.2018
    Alternative Uses of Blockchain Technology
    Speaking Engagements
  • 05.11.2018
    Opportunity & Challenge: Regulatory Issues in Blockchain Technology
    Speaking Engagements
  • 05.10.2018
    Blockchain & Cryptocurrency
    Speaking Engagements
    KPMG / New York, NY
  • 05.10.2018
    Blockchain 101: What It Is and How It May Impact the Multifamily Industry
    Panelist 
    2018 National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC) Spring Board of Directors Meeting
  • 04.24.2018
    Bitcoin Tax: How our Tax System is Built on Fairness
    Speaking Engagements
    Silicon Valley Fintech Monthly Meetup / Sunnydale, CA
  • 04.2018
    Blockchain and the Law
    Speaking Engagements
    Portland Blockchain Enterprise Meetup / Portland, OR
  • 03.2018
    Legal Aspects of Blockchain
    Speaking Engagements
    Partner Dax Hansen gives a keynote on the legal aspects of blockchain at Polycon 2018. View video of the presentation. 
  • 01.30.2018
    Crypto Taxes
    Speaking Engagements
    Bitcoin Meetup / San Francisco, CA
  • 10.28.2017 - 10.31.2017
    COALA Workshop Stetson Edition
    Speaking Engagements

    COALA Workshop Stetson Edition / Florida

  • 10.22.2017 - 10.25.2017
    Money 20/20 2017
    Speaking Engagements

    Money 20/20 2017 / Las Vegas, NV

  • 09.15.2017
    The Token Sale Summit
    Speaking Engagements
    Webinar
  • 07.30.2017 - 08.01.2017
    Blockchain for Enterprise
    Speaking Engagements

    Financial Innovation and Payments Summit
    2017 Opal Group
    / Newport, RI

  • 06.13.2017
    What Does an OCC Fintech Charter Mean for Fintech?
    Speaking Engagements

    American Banker - Blockchains + Digital Currencies / New York, NY

  • 05.22.2017 - 05.24.2017
    Consensus 2017
    Speaking Engagements

    Consensus 2017 / New York, NY

  • 05.16.2017 - 05.18.2017
    Internet of Things World – Santa Clara Convention Center
    Speaking Engagements

    Internet of Things World – Santa Clara Convention Center / Santa Clara, CA

  • 04.19.2017 - 04.21.2017
    ACI Payment Systems and FinTech Regulatory & Compliance SuperConference
    Speaking Engagements

    ACIs Payment Systems and FinTech Regulatory & Compliance SuperConference / New York, NY

  • 04.10.2017
    ABA 2017 Blockchain Technology and Digital Currency National Institute
    Speaking Engagements

    ABA 2017 Blockchain Technology and Digital Currency National Institute / New York, NY

  • 04.05.2016
    Adapting the Regulatory Framework to Blockchain Technology
    Speaking Engagements
    Panelist

    COALA Blockchain Workshops / New York, NY

    Moderated by Carla Reyes
    What are the legal and regulatory implications of blockchain technologies? How do we close the governance gap? Must current regulatory and governance frameworks adapt to these new technologies, or should the technology adapt to the regulatory frameworks?
  • 03.29.2017
    Plug and Play Fintech
    Speaking Engagements

    Plug and Play Fintech / Silicon Valley, CA

  • 03.15.2017 - 03.16.2017
    Legal Brief
    Speaking Engagements

    D.C. Blockchain Summit 2017 / Washington, D.C.

  • 03.03.2017 - 03.05.2017
    The Drafting Committee on Regulation of Virtual Currency Businesses Committee Meeting
    Speaking Engagements
    The Drafting Committee on Regulation of Virtual Currency Businesses Committee Meeting / Chicago, IL
  • 03.03.2017 - 03.05.2017
    The Drafting Committee on Regulation of Virtual Currency Businesses Committee Meeting
    Speaking Engagements

    The Drafting Committee on Regulation of Virtual Currency Businesses Committee Meeting / Chicago, IL

  • 02.14.2017
    FinTech Regulation - Annual NMLS Conference (CSBS)
    Speaking Engagements
    Annual NMLS Conference (CSBS) / Austin, TX
    Dana Syracuse guest speaker regarding FinTech regulation.
  • 12.16.2016
    COALA African Blockchain Workshop: Law, Regulation and Operational Risk
    Speaking Engagements

    Panelist
    COALA African Blockchain Workshop / Nairobi, Kenya

    What are the relevant laws and regulations for blockchain technologies? What opportunities and challenges might regulators face when building new regulatory frameworks for crypto-currencies and other blockchain-based applications?
  • 12.15.2016
    COALA African Blockchain Workshop: Blockchain for Identity & Privacy
    Speaking Engagements
    Panelist
    COALA African Blockchain Workshop / Nairobi, Kenya
    Blockchain technologies offer new opportunities for secure and non-counterfeitable identity platforms and systems. Yet, the decentralized nature of these technologies raises important concerns when it comes to establishing the identities of users.
  • 12.05.2016
    Code is Law?
    Speaking Engagements
  • 10.23.2016
    Blockchain Opportunities: Securities, Back Office Settlement & Global Trade Finance
    Speaking Engagements
    Moderator
    Money 20/20 / Las Vegas, NV
  • 10.17.2016
    Blockchain and the Financial Industry
    Speaking Engagements
  • 10.17.2016
    Blockchain Roundtable Discussions
    Speaking Engagements
  • 09.22.2016
    Fintech Office Hours
    Speaking Engagements
    Plug and Play Sunnyvale
  • 08.16.2016
    Blockchain and the Law
    Speaking Engagements
    Discover Blockchain – Washington Department of Commerce / Seattle, WA
  • 07.28.2016
    Shaping Regulation of a Young Technology
    Speaking Engagements
    Panelist
    American Banker - Blockchains + Digital Currencies / New York, NY
  • 06.20.2016
    Blockchain Legal Panel
    Speaking Engagements
    Panelist
    Seattle Ethereum Meetup / Seattle, WA
  • 04.13.2016 - 04.14.2016
  • 04.01.2016
    Blockchain Innovation and Opportunity
    Speaking Engagements
    Panelist
    2016 Digital Currency and Blockchain Technology National Institute / Washington, D.C.
  • 02.24.2016
    Shared Ledgers and Financial Law Roundtable
    Speaking Engagements
    Roundtable Participant

    Berkman Center for Internet & Society
    Harvard Law School / Cambridge, MA
    One-day symposium on Shared Ledger Settlement Finality

  • 02.11.2016
  • 12.10.2015 - 12.11.2015
    Regulatory Challenges And Today’s Operational Risks: Understanding The Legal Framework For Blockchain Technologies
    Speaking Engagements
    Panelist
    COALA (COALA.Global) Conference / Sydney, Australia
  • 11.05.2015
    Evolving Risks and Opportunities with Digital Currencies and Related Block Chain Technology

    Webinar

    RANE’s Insight Series

    Three RANE experts in digital currencies and the technologies underpinning them will spend an hour laying out the latest evolution in the digital currency markets and the newest applications of blockchain technologies.
  • 10.25.2015
    Innovating Payments in a Complex Regulatory Environment
    Speaking Engagements
    Money 20/20 / Las Vegas, NV
    Panelists will discuss how to navigate and balance compliance and consumer protection with regulatory uncertainty. There will also be a focus on evolving consumer expectations driven by powerful online, mobile and emerging technologies such as blockchains.
  • 10.12.2015 - 10.13.2015
    Smart Contracts for Smart Cities
    Speaking Engagements
    Blockchain Workshops / Hong Kong
  • 05.14.2015
    Money, Money, Money - What's the Future of e-Currency?
    Speaking Engagements
    PLI’s TechLaw Institute 2015: The Digital Evolution / San Francisco, CA
  • 01.16.2015
    Workshop on Cryptocurrencies & Distributed Ledgers
    Speaking Engagements
    Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard and the MIT Medialab / Cambridge, MA
  • 11.2.2014
  • 08.07.2014
    The Legal Landscape of Bitcoins And Other Virtual Currencies
    Speaking Engagements
    Convene (Grand Central) / New York, NY 
  • 06.24.2014 - 06.26.2014
  • 01.27.2014 - 01.28.2014
    Challenges & Solutions: Advanced Persistent Threats
    Speaking Engagements
    Perkins Coie Counsel Joseph Cutler will be speaking at the upcoming Law Seminars International conference titled, Cybersecurity Law and Strategies, on the topic "Challenges & Solutions: Advanced Persistent Threats."
  • 12.08.2011
    Update on FinCEN’s Prepaid Access Final Rule
    Seminars
    Perkins Coie LLP / Seattle, WA
    This discussion will address application of the Prepaid Access Final Rule, its intent and purpose, and the regulatory expectations.
  • 11.02.2011
    Data Security: Protecting User Data
    Seminars
    Perkins Coie Interactive Entertainment Roundtable / Seattle, WA
    This discussion will address lessons learned from the Sony data breach and other recent cases. We will also address how to work with law enforcement and what steps your company should be taking to enhance security and strengthen the network infrastructure.
  • 03.08.2011
    IE Roundtable: Virtual Currencies - Real Legal & Financial Reporting Issues for Interactive Entertainment Companies
    Seminars
    Perkins Coie LLP / Seattle, WA
    As a follow-up to our previous roundtable "Virtual Currencies: Real Legal Issues for Interactive Entertainment Companies" we will examine more closely the unclaimed property issues associated with virtual currency systems and customer loyalty programs and also dive into the revenue and liability recognition issues associated with virtual currency systems and customer loyalty programs.
  • 04.08.2010
  • 11.04.2009 and 11.05.2009
    Data Breach… Crisis? or Not a Crisis?
    Seminars
    Marsh's Seattle Office / Seattle, WA
    In the last decade, the business world has been transformed by the availability of an overwhelming amount of information. The collection of personal information and dependence on systems creates an obligation of companies to protect the personal information of their customers, employees, and partners.