Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency and Blockchain: What attorneys need to know


CLE credits earned: 2 General Credit (or 0.25 Law and Legal, 1.75 Nexus Subject WA State)

Bitcoin has experienced a meteoric rise in value and popularity over the previous decade. Yet most attorneys know very little about the world’s most popular cryptocurrency and the revolutionary blockchain technology underpinning it. Attorneys taking this course can expect to learn about blockchain technology, Bitcoin, why other cryptocurrencies exist and the regulatory framework in which the industry operates. If you work with clients in the technology or startup space, this is a must-view course.

This course is co-sponsored with myLawCLE.

Key topics to be discussed:

•   What is Blockchain?
•   Bitcoin 101
•   Crypto: What are Altcoins
•   Regulatory Overview of Crypto

Date / Time: August 13, 2021

•   2:00 pm – 4:10 pm Eastern
•   1:00 pm – 3:10 pm Central
•   12:00 pm – 2:10 pm Mountain
•   11:00 am – 1:10 pm Pacific

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•   Live Video Broadcast/Re-Broadcast: Watch Program “live” in real-time, must sign-in and watch program on date and time set above. May ask questions during presentation via chat box. Qualifies for “live” CLE credit.
•   On-Demand Video: Access CLE 24/7 via on-demand library and watch program anytime. Qualifies for self-study CLE credit. On-demand versions are made available 5 business days after the original recording date and are viewable for up to one year.
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Original Broadcast Date: April 26, 2021

Dean Steinbeck_myLawCLEDean Steinbeck | Horizen

Dean Steinbeck has over 15 years of experience representing technology startups. Dean is General Counsel at Horizen, a public blockchain network that seeks to unlock the power of blockchain for real-world use cases via its decentralized and permissionless sidechain protocol. Horizen’s native cryptocurrency (ZEN) has a market cap of over $500M and is listed on over 30+ cryptocurrency exchanges. Dean is currently recognized as one of the top attorneys in the cryptocurrency space and was one of the Top 25 Crypto Lawyers in 2020. Dean writes articles about cryptocurrency and the law at Dean holds a JD from UC Berkeley Law School and is a member of the California bar.

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1. What is Blockchain 2:00 – 2:20
2. The Bitcoin Network 2:20 – 2:35
3. Q&A 2:35 – 2:45
4. Crypto: What are Altcoins 2:45 – 3:00

5. Break 3:00 – 3:10

6. About Forks, Clones, & ICOs 3:10 – 3:30
7. Regulatory Overview of Crypto 3:30 – 3:45
8. Q&A 3:45 – 4:10