Publications & Presentations
October 10, 2017
Speaker Announcement: Blockchain - A Legal Perspective on Current Regulations

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 | 1:00 - 1:30 PM

Polsinelli is proud to announce that Peter F. Waltz, an attorney in the Denver office and a member of the FinTech and Regulation practice, is presenting at the 2017 Chicago Blockchain Summit, hosted by FinTank at the Illinois Institute of Technology. The event is a day-long comprehensive Blockchain and Cryptocurrency summit, exploring ideas and processes behind the technology, implications for both finance and business, problems facing the industry, and the future of Blockchain and FinTech.

In this session, the panel will discuss securities regulatory issues implicated by raising capital using blockchain technology and issuing digital tokens including:  
  • A recent SEC report addressed to issuers of digital tokens for capital raising purposes and persons participating in “initial coin offerings” and crypto-currency trading
  • Manners to raise capital in compliance with the current securities laws
  • How platforms facilitating the trading of tokens may have to register as an exchange.

More information on the summit can be found here.