Join us for our first event of 2020, 'Law & Blockchain', where we will be taking a look at how various aspects of the existing legal system impact blockchain technology!
We have a fantastic line-up of three speakers, who will each be giving talks on different perspectives regarding blockchain and how it relates to the law, reflecting on the evolution of the space over the last 10 years and looking ahead to how things may change as new regulatory frameworks begin to emerge.
Don't forget to sign-up fast, as tickets are limited!
We will be providing food and drink for all attendees (please message one of the organisers for any specific dietary requirements).
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Talk 1: The Blockchain Revolution
Nicola McNeely, Harrison Clark Rickerbys (HCR Ltd)
We are pleased to announce that Nicola, a technology solicitor specialising in blockchain, DLT, eCommerce and more, will be joining us to give us her perspective on the industry. Nicola will be discussing the real-life use cases and opportunities she has seen emerging for the industry, including how she thinks blockchain has the power to change payment services and capital markets forever, and how these touch upon various aspects of our existing legal system.
Talk 2: Intellectual Property for the Blockchain
Cerian Jones, UDL Intellectual Property (UDL LLP)
Joining us from UDL is Cerian, a leading patent attorney in the blockchain and DLT space, who will be sharing her expertise in demystifying how intellectual property (IP) applies to the 'decentralised' world of blockchain and cryptocurrency. As a co-founder of the South Wales Cyber Security cluster, Cerian is a leading figure in bringing the region into the digital age, which now means getting to grips with a blockchain-oriented future economy.
Talk 3: The Legal Status of Crypto Assets in the UK ("Tech Update")
James Parker, Bitcoin SV Wales
Reprising his highly popular regular feature, the monthly 'Tech Update', James will be talking us through the research he has been doing this month on the current legal state of play regarding crypto assets in the UK. This follows the recent statement from the UK-based Lawtech Delivery Panel, which James has digested for us and will present at the event.