Issuers and Advisors Beware: The Risks of Initial Coin Offerings and Defending the Regulatory Inquiry
This webcast featuring Jim Walker, Partner at Richards Kibbe & Orbe, presents an overview of the rapidly evolving cryptocurrency landscape, with a focus on initial coin offerings (ICOs). Jim examines the risks inherent in the space and explores the initial efforts of regulatory agencies to provide guidelines and prosecute wrongdoers. The conversation also touches on the specific risks for lawyers who advise on ICOs, especially in light of recent regulatory pronouncements and the standard of care governing lawyers.
Topics covered include:
1. An overview of ICOs and cryptocurrencies
2. A framework for distinguishing the opportunities presented by ICOs and cryptocurrencies, and more generally, blockchain technology, and understanding the risks
3. An understanding of the role of lawyers and other advisors in these transactions, and the standard of care that may govern how their conduct will be assessed by regulators and clients
4. A framework for preparing the defense of a regulatory inquiry
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