CLE CREDIT – NYS Continuing Legal Education Board
Areas of Professional Practice 11.5 CLE Credits
Blockchain is profoundly effecting the business community. With new laws and an ever changing regulatory environment, keeping abreast of the new rules and regulations is a challenge.
We give legal professionals the tools necessary to be part of a digital future. This workshop covers the current regulatory environment both for the US as well as globally. To combine both legal and smart agreements in one cohesive process will be another focus of the workshop. The techniques taught allow legal professionals to combine their unique domain knowledge with real-world smart contract agreements, offering their clients the best of both worlds.
Prerequisites: No blockchain knowledge required. Blockchain for Lawyers is recommended.
Module 1: Intro to Blockchain Regulation
Basic intro to blockchain
Why power and source of law matters
Dos and don’ts of blockchain usage
Blockchain technology versus use cases
Company debt or equity
Rules that govern a company
Rights to future use of service or product
A place to exchange tokens or coins
Shared facts between two or more parties
An easier way of doing something
Rules that govern a relationship
The intent of the regulators
Module 2: US Law and Blockchain
US Law and How It Works Together
Exercise: Is power actually being exercised?
Agencies to watch that have been quiet about blockchain
Key agencies to watch and what they’ve indicated about blockchain regulation
Exercise: What Blockchain Use Cases are the States Trying to Regulate?
Module 3: European Law and Blockchain
European Law and How It Works Together
History and Comparison with US Federal System
European Union: Key Concepts to Know
Directives versus Regulations
Institutions versus Agencies
European Union: Key Institutions and Agencies
Council of the EU
Court of Justice of EU
European Central Bank
Court of Auditors
ESRB (Financial Supervision)
Non-European Union States: The EFTA and the EEA
EEA Joint Committee
ESA (EFTA Surveillance Authority)
European System of Central Banks
European Central Bank (ECB) Executive Board
ECB Governing Council
ECB General Council (includes non-Euro)
How to be a Eurozone Country
Potential blockchain funding opportunities with other European organizations
European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)
European Committee of the Regions (CoR)
European Investment Bank (EIB)
European Investment Fund (EIF)
Exercise I: Identify Blockchain Use Case Opportunities that Might Apply to EU organizations
European Court of Justice
European Central Bank
Exercise II: Identify Blockchain Use Case Opportunities that Might Apply to European States
Module 4: Other Noteworthy Blockchain Jurisdictions
Intro to International Law and How It Works
Comparison with US and EU Systems
International Law: Key Concepts to Know
UN: Declarations versus Conventions
United Nations: Principal Organizations
Economic and Social Council
The International Court of Justice
United Nations: UN Agencies and Blockchain Opportunities
For attorneys seeking CLE credit, you may be eligible for Financial Aid for this course. To qualify for tuition assistance, you will need to send a statement to CLE@theblockchainacademy.com indicating that you are:
Unemployed Attorney – 50% discount
Making less than $50k – 25% discount
Group (10+) registrations by a single firm – 35% discount
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The Blockchain Academy Inc.
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Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632
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