The Blockchain Regulatory Environment

11.5 Hour CLE Credit Course

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.  

OUR OFFER

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.

COURSE OUTLINE

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
    • Money
    • 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
    • Identity Protection

Module 2: US Law and Blockchain

  • US Law and How It Works Together
  • Exercise: Is power actually being exercised?
    • Executive Branch
    • Legislative Branch
    • Judicial Branch
  • Administrative “Branch”
    • Agencies to watch that have been quiet about blockchain
    • Key agencies to watch and what they’ve indicated about blockchain regulation
      • SEC
      • FINRA
      • CFPB
      • Federal Reserve
      • FinCEN
      • OCC
    • Exercise: What Blockchain Use Cases are the States Trying to Regulate?
      • Delaware
      • Wyoming
      • Arizona
      • Tennessee
      • New York
      • Colorado
      • Alaska

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
    • European Parliament
    • European Council
    • Council of the EU
    • European Commission
    • Court of Justice of EU
    • European Central Bank
    • Court of Auditors
    • ESRB (Financial Supervision)
    • EBA (Banking)
    • ESMA (Securities)
    • EIOPA (Insurance)
  • Non-European Union States: The EFTA and the EEA
    • EEA Joint Committee
    • ESA (EFTA Surveillance Authority)
    • EFTA Court
  • 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
    • EU Parliament
    • AMLD IV
    • European Commission
    • European Court of Justice
    • European Central Bank
    • Europol
    • ESMA
    • EIOPA
    • EBA
  • Exercise II: Identify Blockchain Use Case Opportunities that Might Apply to European States
    • United Kingdom
    • Estonia
    • Denmark
    • Sweden
    • France
    • Netherlands
    • Finland
    • Slovenia
    • Austria

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
    • Sovereignty
    • Consensus
    • UN: Declarations versus Conventions
  • United Nations: Principal Organizations
    • General Assembly
    • Security Council
    • Economic and Social Council
    • Secretariat
    • The International Court of Justice
  • United Nations: UN Agencies and Blockchain Opportunities
    • UN Arms Control Organizations
    • UN Energy Organizations
    • UN Environmental Organizations
    • UN Humanitarian Organizations
  • United Nations: Potential Sources of Funding
    • Key Fund Organizations (Non-Profit)
    • Key Financial Organizations (Commercial Development)
  • Regional Viewpoints on Blockchain Regulation
    • Africa
    • Americas
    • Asia
    • Middle East
    • Eurasia
    • Australia / New Zealand

Module 5: Blockchain Regulation By Use Case

  • Introduction to the Blockchain Glossary
    • Commercial Products
    • Computer Science
    • Consensus
    • Cryptography
    • Exchange of value
    • Ledgers
    • Mining
    • Participants
    • Programming Language
    • Securities
    • Smart Contracts
  • In Depth Review of Use Cases
    • Bitcoin / Cryptocurrency
    • Securities / ICO
    • Corporate Governance / DAO
    • Rewards / Tokens
    • Exchanges
    • Shared Ledgers
    • Software
    • Smart Contracts
    • Smart Regs
    • Verification Services