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Bitcoin, Blockchain, Crypto and ICOs – Practical Overview

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In this discussion, tech business leader Bill Erickson will discuss the rise of Bitcoin, the power of blockchains, and other hot cryptocurrency topics. Erickson will explain the difference between an ICO and an ITO, explore how regulatory issues surrounding cryptocurrencies impact innovation, and bring you up to speed on the history of – and future predictions for – digital asset trading.

About Bill Erickson: Bill Erickson is General Manager and Counsel – Americas, for TPX Exchange and the Universal Trust Me Engine Ltd, a London based startup facilitating the listing, registration and trading of real estate ‘pocket deeds’ using patented Blockchain technology and applications. Erickson is a New York City-based technology attorney and entrepreneur who has helped advance digital transformation in a career spanning competitive telecoms, network-centric IT, mobile, cloud computing, cyber defense, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence and Crypto. He has held executive legal and business roles at industry innovators such as MCI, IBM, BearingPoint, Kroll and Accenture, as well as startups and consultancies. He has lived and worked in Europe and the US and has had global responsibility in several firms. He is a graduate of the New York University School of Law - where he was a Root-Tilden Scholar, and the University of Colorado at Denver. In addition to his role at TPX and his own investments and ventures, he is currently an advisor to r4 Technologies, an AI startup headquartered in Connecticut.

The WHIPgroup Tech Entrepreneur Meetup is dedicated to helping NYC-region entrepreneurs and technology leaders succeed through a combination of networking, tech topics, and IP education. This meetup takes place at WHIPgroup's Offices at 600 Summer Street, Stamford.

About WHIPgroup: We are a global patent and trademark law firm committed to solving our clients' most complex IP problems in a creative and cost-effective manner. Our clients come to us for our superior technical and legal knowhow, and we leverage our skills with advanced cloud-based technology to obtain quality results. Every IP specialty is well represented at the firm with physicists, mechanical, civil, electrical, biomedical and chemical engineers, computer scientists, and trademark attorneys on staff.