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ICOs, Cryptocurrency, and Tokenization: Legal Issues
PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE EVENT DESCRIPTION. There is a cover charge to attend this event. A "YES" RSVP on our meetup site does not confirm your reservation. Space is limited. Please only RSVP "Yes" if you will be attending. Take advantage of early responder pricing! Slots are limited. First come, first served! First Responders $9 plus Eventbrite fees Second Responders $12 plus Eventbrite fees Third Responders $15 plus Eventbrite fees In order to attend, you must register and pay here: Please bring your printed ticket to the event. Or, pay $20 (cash) at the door. Blockchain technology is enabling new and innovative business models in almost all aspects of commerce. In the highly regulated area of financial services, regulators and advisors are struggling to apply existing rules to this new technology. This speaker will discuss the law of blockchain enabled technologies including cryptocurrencies, tokens and initial coin offerings (“ICOs”) and will cover issues in crypto, tax aspects and a basic SAFT/ICO transaction with an emphasis on securities regulation in the US and abroad of the tokenization of products and services and ICOs. The speaker will also discuss other regulatory aspects of token sales, such as regulation as commodities trading by the CFTC and regulation as a money services business by FINCen; the tax aspects of trading in cryptocurrency and recent US enforcement initiatives, the surprising tax consequences of raising money through an ICO (even a foreign one) and secondary trading, regulated exchanges and alternative trading systems. Please come with your questions, concerns and scenarios. If you are block chain or cryptocurrency startup and would like space on a demo table, send an email message to: [masked] Put this in the subject header: T 4/24 Startup Demo Table Space Agenda 6:30 pm to 7:00 pm Check In, Food, Networking Reception 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm Presentation, Q & A 8:30 pm to 9:00 pm More Networking About the Speaker Roger Royse is the founder of Royse Law Firm, PC, a business and tax law firm with offices in Northern and Southern California ( ( )). Roger practices in the areas of corporate and securities law, domestic and international tax, mergers and acquisitions, and fund formation. His clients include international emerging and middle-market companies and high net worth individuals. Roger has represented companies in a variety of industries, including clean tech, Internet, life sciences, entertainment and new media, sports, real estate, retail and mobile devices and applications. Practicing since 1984, Roger’s background includes work with prominent San Francisco Bay area law firms as well as Milbank, Tweed, Hadley and McCloy in New York City. Roger is an adjunct professor at the Golden Gate University Law School Tax program (Corporate, International, Property Transactions) and is a frequent speaker, writer, radio guest, blogger and panelist for bar associations, CPA organizations, and business groups. Roger is a Northern California Super Lawyer, is AV Peer-Rated by Martindale Hubbell, and has a “Superb” rating from Avvo. If you have questions about the content of this presentation, you can contact Roger at: [masked]


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