The Blockchain Regulatory Environment

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