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This presentation will describe the basics of blockchain, with an emphasis on use cases and the business, legal, tax and regulatory environment. The speaker will explain how blockchain works, what problems it solves and how it can be used in existing and new businesses, including a discussion of real life models being developed in this emerging field and the economics behind crypto currencies and the tokenization of products in industries such as financial services, supply chain, hyper ledger, medical, social media, security, prediction markets, storage and many others.
The speaker will cover the creation of a “whitepaper,” discuss market standards and examine the legal, tax and regulatory constraints on raising money and creating financial markets with tokens and crypto, including via an ICO (Initial Coin Offering)
Please come with your questions, comments, and scenarios.
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 (www.rroyselaw.com (http://www.rroyselaw.com/)). 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.
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