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Alternative Finance Summit, 'Blockchain, Tokens and Cryptocurrrencies: Latest Developments'

Speaker: Gregory J. Nowak

10/05/2018
9:00 AM-5:15 PM (ET)
Alternative Finance Summit, 'Blockchain, Tokens and Cryptocurrrencies: Latest Developments'

Gregory J. Nowak, a partner with Pepper Hamilton and a practice leader for hedge funds in the firm’s Funds Services Practice Group, will be speaking at the Practising Law Institute's "Alternative Finance Summit: Marketplace Lending, Cryptocurrency and Crowdfunding" program. Mr. Nowak will be joining the 3:15–4:15 PM panel titled "Blockchain, Tokens and Cryptocurrrencies: Latest Developments."

Key topics include:

  • What is blockchain?
  • What are Bitcoin, Ethereum and Litecoin?
  • Are tokens securities?
  • Can any business really be tokenized?
  • Is distributed ledger antithetical to responsible investing?
  • Are private placements the answer?
  • Regulation S offshore transactions to the rescue?
  • The SEC directive to attorneys regarding taking contrary or “equivocating” views to the SEC staff regarding securities status of tokens: Rigorous representation of clients vs. sanctions and disbarment – a fair trade-off?
Location

PLI New York Center
1177 Avenue of the Americas - 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10036

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