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This group is for those that want to learn more about how the law may apply to cryptocurrency and blockchain technology. We will actively discuss U.S. laws (SEC, CFTC, FinCEN, etc.), international laws and which jurisdictions may be most friendly to the crypto economy.

You will hear from leading industry experts on these topics and more. This will be a monthly meetup with fireside chat style events where we will aim to include the audience as much as possible in the conversation.

Please join us for our next event. We look forward to seeing you.

Note that this meetup is for educational purposes and not for obtaining legal advice. Consult an attorney if you would like legal advice. :)

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Tokenizing Assets: From IP to Real Estate, a Legal and Tech Perspective

function tokenizedAsset(userInput){ if (userInput === 'Real Estate' || userInput === 'Securities' || userInput === 'Art' || userInput === 'Intellectual Property'){ return userInput; } else {console.log('Come on April 1st and ask!')} } We’ve seen a wide range of assets being “tokenized” these last few years, from rare items like artwork, magic cards and race cars, to more traditional investments like shares that confer an indirect ownership interests in real estate. This panel will explore the different ways tokenization occurs both from a legal and tech perspective. We will explore how to issue tokenized assets and facilitate transfers in a legally compliant manner, taking into account both "traditional" debt and equity securities as well as non- traditional assets such as DAOs for intellectual property development and monetization. How do you represent real world assets on a blockchain? What are the different methods of tokenizing? Will a hard fork entitle me to a second cryptokitty and more importantly, what rights does a token holder actually have? Schedule: 6:30pm - Networking 7:00pm - Presentation by Trevor Dodge, Proskauer Rose LLP 7:20pm - Panel + Audience Q&A 8:30pm - Networking A panel of legal and tech pros. Hear from: Trevor Dodge, Esq. Trevor is an associate in the Capital Markets Group at Proskauer Rose LLP. He represents underwriters and issuers in public and private capital markets transactions. He also advises blockchain companies on security token offerings and other matters implicating the rules and regulations promulgated by the SEC, CFTC, FinCEN and various state agencies. Trevor holds a J.D. from NYU School of Law, where he was a staff editor for the Journal of Intellectual Property & Entertainment Law. While at NYU, Trevor interned for the World Bank Group in New Delhi and assisted with the New York State Department of Financial Services’ BitLicense. Gregory J. Rigano, Esq. Gregory is currently CEO to IKU, the first DAO designed to cheat death. Gregory is an intellectual property lawyer (biotech and software) by trade and has provided counsel to over $1 billion in transaction volume on every inhabited continent at both the international law firm Chadbourne & Parke LLP (now known as Norton Rose Fulbright) and Rigano LLC. He was an editor of the Hofstra Law Review and has significant experience in leveraging decentralized systems in global markets. Jenny Leung, Esq. Jenny is a Blockchain attorney at Blakemore Fallon focusing on issues related to U.S. securities laws, state money transmitter laws and data privacy laws. Jenny has formerly worked as an attorney at the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC). In her capacity there, she assisted in the oversight and supervision of financial market infrastructure and drafted ASIC guidance regarding distributed ledger technology. Prior to joining Blakemore Fallon, she consulted on GDPR, CCPA and other data privacy issues at PwC. Solomon Lederer, Ph.D. Dr. Lederer is the co-founder of Blockmatics and has over 15 years of technical experience in computer system design and programming. He has been teaching about blockchain and Ethereum for 3 years and recently co-authored Blockchain: A Practical Guide to Developing Business, Law, and Technology Solutions. Prior to working on blockchain technology, he worked at The Wall Street Journal, Morgan Stanley and BAE Systems, where he held a DoD top secret clearance to develop a novel mobile ad-hoc network for the US Air Force. Khurram Dara, Esq. Khurram Dara works on law and policy at Fluidity, a blockchain technology company based in Brooklyn. Previously, Khurram was an associate at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, where he helped build the firm's digital assets practice. He started his legal career at Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP and is a graduate of Columbia Law School and Emory University Seating is Limited. Secure Your Seat Today.

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