The Future of Regulated Crypto Trading

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Please join us Thursday, January 31st, 2019, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., for a panel discussion of regulated cryptocurrency trading, followed by networking. Learn from industry leaders what is involved in becoming a state-, SEC- or CFTC-regulated trading platform for cryptocurrencies. The panel will also discuss the regulatory issues involved in offering crypto-based securities, derivatives, and spot trading.

The panel will run from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Networking will follow.

1 hour of CLE credit will be available for Illinois attorneys.

Space is limited. Please sign up by 4:00 p.m on January 30, 2019, using the name on your photo ID, so we can give your name to building security. You will need your photo ID to gain entry to the building.


Juan Hernandez, Founder and CEO of Open Finance Network. OpenFinance is a blockchain-based protocol and framework for the trading, clearing, and settlement of security tokens and other alternative assets. OpenFinance is an SEC-regulated Alternative Trading System (ATS).

Ann Cresce, general counsel for BCause, a cryptocurrency ecosystem. Bcause is in the process of applying to become a CFTC-regulated exchange (a "designated contract market"). Because will offer both spot and derivatives trading in cryptocurrencies.

Additional panelists to be announced.

Moderator: Elaine Wyder-Harshman, Partner, Convex Legal LLC

The event is jointly sponsored by Convex Legal LLC, Foley & Larder LLP, the Chicago Blockchain Project, and the Chicago Bar Association Financial and Emerging Technologies Committee.