Publications & Presentations
Co-Presenter, BlockInvest
March 17, 2018
BlockInvest March 17, 2018 | Boston, MA

Polsinelli is proud to announce that Shareholder Stephen A. Rutenberg, a member of the firm's FinTech and Regulation Practice, will be presenting at the BlockInvest conference in Boston, Massachusetts. BlockInvest is a high-level conference aimed at addressing the potential of blockchain and highlighting the present-day and near-future business cases for blockchain applications. The conference will bring together business professionals from blockchain based enterprises including CEO’s, end users, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, investors, attorneys and developers from all over the world for a day of blockchain discussion.

Fireside Chat: What It Takes to Conduct a Successful and Compliant Token Sale


March 17, 2018 | 5:00 - 5:30 PM

Co-Presented by: Stephen A. Rutenberg

The development of cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology have led to the development of initial coin offerings (ICOs). The proliferation of ICOs has raised concerns at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that ICOs are securities that are being sold without a registration with the SEC or an exemption from registration such as Regulation D. The SEC has initiated a number of enforcement actions against issuers of tokens and has expressed concerns about unregistered exchanges and broker-dealers that are facilitating ICOs. This panel will discuss the current states of the regulation of ICOs and the steps issuers of tokens should take to comply with U.S. securities laws. 

More information on the conference is available here.