Legal and Regulatory Implications of Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Technology Course
On demand for private training only | Online via GoToWebinar
Are you interested to know:
- about the legal implications of cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology?
- what compliance and regulatory frameworks and policies exist in various jurisdictions?
- about privacy issues on the blockchain?
- how regulation will keep up with the blockchain disruption?
This course is aimed at both legal and non-legal individuals and introduces the attendees to a wide range of potential legal issues when dealing with cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology as well as an overview of global regulatory trends and approaches by governments and various industries.
Legal and regulatory issues discussed include liability, privacy, data security, contracts, consumer protection, financial regulation and tax.
The course will enable attendees to identify the appropriate legal, regulatory issues and risks when dealing with cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology.
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Who Should Attend?
- Compliance and risk officers
- Regulatory specialists
- Intelligence agencies
- Fraud and forensic specialists
- No previous understanding of cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology is required
- An interest in the legal implications and compliance of blockchain technology and/or cryptocurrencies
- An interest in global regulations and concerns central banks have with cryptocurrencies/digital assets
- This is hosted over 2 days, 3 hours per day (including short breaks)
- The training will be held online via GoToWebinar
- Each attendee will receive a Certificate of Completion at the end of the course
Module 1: Regulating Technology and Innovation
- Understanding regulatory considerations
- Discussing the technology and innovation principles that are relevant to regulation
- Identifying three approaches taken by regulators
Module 2: Bitcoin
- A short history of the development of Bitcoin and why it is important
- A quick introduction of important terminologies and concepts, for example, peer-to-peer, decentralised and mining
Module 3: Blockchain Applications
- What is blockchain or distributed ledger technology and why is it important?
- What are the use cases? We will discuss practical use cases, including SARB’s Project Khokha
- What are the potential legal issues and risks associated with blockchain technology?
Module 4: Cryptocurrencies and ICOs
- Overview of the different approaches taken by regulators globally
- Discussion on the legal nature of cryptocurrencies (is it a currency, security or asset?) and issues surrounding the use of cryptocurrencies
- Overview of various risks surrounding cryptocurrency and ICOs, including scams, hacking and extortion
Module 5: Smart Contracts
- What are smart contracts: are they smart and are they contracts?
- Are smart contracts legal and binding? Who is liable when something goes wrong?
- What are the use cases for smart contracts? Who creates smart contracts?
Module 6: To Regulate or Not to Regulate?
- Impact of regulation on cryptocurrency, for example, is tax payable for income received in bitcoin?
Module 7: Legal Discussion and Where to Next?
- What does a cryptocurrency and blockchain future look like?
- What are the barriers to adoption that need to be overcome?
- What does the industry need from regulators in order to move forward?
Nerushka is an emerging technology law specialist, legal technology innovator, and speaker.
She is a co-chair of the Johannesburg chapter of the International Association of Privacy Professionals. She has a background working as technology and privacy lawyer, and business development manager for technology and innovation, for an international law firm and has work experience in both London and Melbourne.
She uses her unique experience and forward looking mindset to identify future risks and ask the legal and ethical questions brought about by emerging technology, such as blockchain, artificial intelligence and robotics.