Blockchains and Bitcoin: What Lawyers Can't Afford to Ignore

Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are unique from other currencies in that they exist on a continuously growing, immutable database, that when linked together with cryptography, form a blockchain. For the most part, cryptocurrencies are decentralized and are subject to competing regulations, which raises some interesting legal issues, especially with regard to the recovery of lost assets.

In 2018, individuals around the world are using hundreds of different cryptocurrencies to pay for coffee, new homes and even legal services. But blockchain-use cases are not limited just to cryptocurrency. Increasingly, blockchains are being used for supply-chain management, intellectual property, fraud detection, regulatory compliance, audits, data storage and even smart-contract creation.

Come to this one-hour CLE for a primer on this emerging technology that is fundamentally transforming how business is transacted around the world.

Jenkins Law Library, an accredited provider under the Pennsylvania CLE Board's Rules, will serve as the CLE provider for this course. The course has been approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.0 hour of CLE credit in substantive law, practice and procedure.

This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 1.0 hour of total CLE credit.