This 1-hour briefing will include an introduction to blockchain, cryptocurrencies and smart contracts. The speakers will then highlight the broad range of legal issues raised by various applications of this technology and the legal and regulatory responses to date. Sign-up Here
The total market capitalization for cryptocurrencies topped $500 billion US during January 2018. This ground breaking technology is developing at a fervant pace with thousands of different cryptocurrencies available for purchase.
The first step in getting involved is by creating a cryptocurrency wallet. This one hour workshop will take you through the basics of the cryptocurrency wallet MetaMask which is used for the cryptocurrency Ethereum.
During this workshop you will learn:
Which type of cryptocurrency wallets there are
Where you can go to buy cryptocurrency
What are public/private keys
How to send and recieve cryptocurrency
How to exchange your cryptocurrency for other tokens for free
Where you can go to learn more
Requirements to participate in workshop:
Laptop with the Chrome browser download
MetaMask Chrome browser extension installed (download here)
Sean T. McKeough
Co-founder at Blockmatics - LinkedIn
Sean is the co-founder of Blockmatics, a leader in the blockchain education space. He regularly meets with leaders from a variety of industries to help them understand this transformative technology and how they might apply it to their business or passion. He recently served as the technical editor for the book, Blockchain: A Practical Guide to Developing Business, Law and Technology. Sean is a community organizer at heart and is a regular in the New York and Colorado blockchain event scene.
Tax day is coming and the government wants their cut of your crypto earnings. Are you prepared? What's the tax law around cryptocurrency and how do you stay within the law without giving it all away?
Join us on March 16th where you will hear from crypto tax professionals that will present their expertise on this complicated topic.
Get answers to questions like:
Are crypto-crypto trades taxable? Can’t I use Sec 1031 like-kind exchange rules?
I owe a lot of taxes on my crypto trades from last year and I didn’t cash out at all. Now my crypto is worth a lot less and I don’t have the cash to pay my taxes. What do I do?
How to I estimate the value of my crypto for tax purposes?
Can I save on crypto taxes by running my trades through an LLC?
How can I lessen/eliminate my taxes on cryptocurrency taxes?
I developed a nifty bot that can arbitrage the price differences between exchanges. How do I get taxed on this activity?
I’m trading on foreign exchanges. Do I have to report this? The IRS can’t find me, right?
I do crypto margin trading. How do I report this?
Bryant Tolles, CPA
KTT Global Advisors - LinkedIn
Bryant Tolles, CPA, is an investor, advisor, and consultant to startups in the technology space. Bryant spent 18 years in the Silicon Valley in various positions in corporate finance, culminating as CFO of venture-backed cloud infrastructure provider OpSource, Inc., which was acquired by Dimension Data in 2011. Bryant is now based in New York and is President of KTT Global Advisors, LLC, which provides accounting, finance, and tax services.
Frederick Towles, CPA
The Towles Group Inc. - LinkedIn
Eric Ross, CPA
Ross Tax - LinkedIn
7:00p-8:30p: Back-to-back talks
Bryant Tolles, CPA, KTT Global Advisors
Frederick Towles, CPA, The Towles Group Inc.
Eric Ross, CPA, Ross Tax
8:30p: Post-event Networking
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PAUL HANDY, CORE DEVELOPER AT IOTA FOUNDATION
DAVID FRAGALE, CO-FOUNDER & VP OF PRODUCT AT ATONOMI
DANA FARBO, COO AT AUGMATE
MICHAEL DEL CASTILLO, EDITORIAL TEAM COINDESK
Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs): The New Fundraising Sensation
SHAWN WILKINSON, CEO/CTO AT STORJ LABS INC.
JOSH GARCIA ESQ., ASSOCIATE AT COOLEY
CHRIS DANNEN, FOUNDING PARTNER AT ITERATIVE CAPITAL MANAGEMENT
BRADLEY MILES, ENTREPRENEUR-IN-RESIDENCE AT TECHSTARS
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Register here to join us on January 10th at Galvanice in NYC to spend an evening discussing these topics and more with:
ROBERT CHOI, GLOBAL MARKETING OFFICER AT HDAC TECHNOLOGY
PAUL HANDY, CORE DEVELOPER AT IOTA FOUNDATION
VAUGHAN EMERY, FOUNDER & CEO AT ATONOMI
If Bitcoin hard-forks, what happens to your Bitcoin? Are exchanges holding your Bitcoin obligated to offer you both? Join us on November 13th and get answers to these questions from leading industry experts.
Join us for Blockchain and Law meetup groups inaugural event September 29th where you will hear from leading industry experts. This will be the first in a fireside chat series of events where we will aim to include the audience as much as possible in the conversation.
2-DAY DEVELOPER COURSE WHERE YOU WILL BUILD SMART CONTRACTS & A DISTRIBUTED APPLICATION (DAPP)!
This is for you if you're one of the following people-
- A developer who wants to take your career to the next level by becoming a rare Blockchain specialist for this new billion dollar industry. You realize that being a leader in a seismic shift pays huge dividends.
- An entrepreneur who's interested in smart contracts and the blockchain environment, sees opportunity, but needs more hands on experience to truly understand and harness these new technologies.
- A project manager, consultant, or technical lead who needs to understand the fundamental shift that is happening right now when it comes to global networks
The SEC is taking a stance on ICO's and calls The DAO a security. What does this mean for the future of token sales and how may that effect you?
Get answers to questions like:
How does the recent SEC publication on the DAO affect the legality of ICOs?
Are you at risk because of the SEC stance?
What is an ICO and what is it like to raise one?
Are ICOs worth investing in as a non-institutional investor?
How will regulatory guidelines affect investment strategy?
What are SAFT notes and how are they being used with large investors?
What is the typical distribution model for these tokens?
How are these organizations structured?
Want to learn how to write, build and deploy a smart contract application? From learning Solidity to creating a working prototype, this course covers it all. With an immersive, hands-on focus, learn how to develop a service or product using a blockchain.
Get Started Programming Smart Contracts on the Ethereum Blockchain with this Hands-On Workshop.
Want to get into Ethereum coding but don't know where to start? Learn what a smart contract is, the language it's coded in--Solidity--and then write and deploy your first smart contract.
We then go further by giving a hands-on introduction to Monax. Monax is an open platform for developers to build, ship, and run blockchain-based applications for business. Jan Scheufen, head of product at Monax, will guide students in designing, assembling, and deploying a smart contract-based application.
The Enterprise Ethereum Alliance connects Fortune 500 enterprises, startups, academics, and technology vendors to define enterprise-grade software to build upon the only smart contract supporting blockchain currently running in real-world production – Ethereum.
Come for a Panel Discussion by the key players in the Alliance, and learn what the near term goals are for Enterprise Ethereum and its use cases.
A recent article in “Harvard Business Review” characterizes blockchain as “a means for individuals to coordinate common activities, to interact directly with one another, and to govern themselves in a more secure and decentralized manner.” While blockchain is well-known by now among cybersecurity and financial services companies, that statement should make this technology just as relevant to social impact organizations.
Join us we pull the curtain behind blockchain and discuss how it’s being leveraged for increased social impact in fields including healthcare and financial inclusion.