Over $1 billion dollars worth of cryptocurrency has been invested into entities in the first six months of 2017 using a novel fundraising method called an ICO or Initial Coin Offering. These crowd funding mechinisms use cryptocurrency as a way to collect value from investors and in return provide those investors with a token that is crucial within that businesses architecture.
More and more companies are leveraging the techinical innovation that inherently comes with digital tokens on blockchain networks and regulators have taken notice. Just recently Chinese regulators made an official statement banning ICOs meanwhile Canadian regulators have officially accepted their first ICO into their regulatory sandbox.
LedgerX, has successfully registered under US regulators as both an SEF (Swap Execution Facility) and a DCO (Derivities Clearing Organization). Read the CoinDesk article written by Connor O'Hanlon for more on that.
Along with recent statements by the SEC regarding the DAO (see video w/Gregory J. Rigano) and companies like Shapeshift departing US states due to regulations like NY's BitLicense there is a lot to keep up with. This is why we are introducing a new monthly meetup series called Blockchain and the Law.
Join us on November 13th and hear from leading industry experts on these topics and more.
Be sure to join the meetup group to stay up-to-date on the latest news and events.
Topics recently covered:
- Conor O’Hanlon - From ICOs to DCOs: The Dawn of Cleared Crypto Derivatives
- Nick Scannavino - SAFT: A New Legal Framework for Token Sales
- Gregory J. Rigano & Conor O’Hanlon - SEC Charges 2 ICO's w/Fraud! Legal Analysis & What You Need to Know
- Josh Garcia - ICOs: The New Fundraising Sensation
- Shawn Wilkinson - ICOs: The New Fundraising Sensation
- Gregory J. Rigano - Analysis Of SEC DAO Report
"Anyone who’s anyone in tech today knows the three-letter acronym for jumbo-size fundraising: ICO."
- Huffington Post, July 4, 2017
"Forget an IPO, Coin Offerings Are New Road to Startup Riches"
- The Wall Street Journal, July 7, 2017
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For those of you not able to make it in person this event will be Livestreamed.
7:00p: Panel Discussion
Moderator: Gregory J. Rigano
8:00p: Post-event Networking
Gregory J. Rigano, Esq.
Counsel at Elixr
Gregory is a corporate tech lawyer with a deep interest in cryptocurrencies and intellectual property. He was an Associate at the international law firm Chadbourne & Parke LLP (now known as Norton Rose Fulbright) and the New York law firm Rigano LLC, representing both international and domestic enterprise in various healthcare technology transactions. His experience includes licensing of venture backed intellectual property portfolios, advising on various cryptocurrency matters and advancing healthcare R+D through utility of blockchain enabled fintech.