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15.12.2017 / Joachim Nowak

Cryptocurrencies & Tokens – What does the law say about them?

Seoul – This seminar will explore and compare regulatory environments for digital currencies in several different legal jurisdictions: Korea, USA, China & Hong Kong, Japan, Switzerland and Estonia.

Blockchain-based cryptocurrencies/digital currencies and (utility) tokens are providing new ways of carrying out international commerce and trade. Everyone from Bill Gates to Rand Paul and Al Gore agrees that blockchain, cryptocurrencies and tokens have the potential to be massive game changers in the global economy.

As often happens, legal and regulatory systems lag behind new technology, and struggle to catch up to new developments. Some governments see cryptocurrencies and tokens as an opportunity for innovation, others see them as threat, while still others remain skeptical.

This seminar will explore and compare regulatory environments in several different legal jurisdictions: Korea, USA, China & Hong Kong, Japan, Switzerland and Estonia. All of them have been active sites of the sale and purchase of coins and tokens, exchanges and initial offerings. With the support of TokenPost, Korea’s largest blockchain media outlet, HMP Law has invited expert lawyers from each country to outline their current legal frameworks and future outlooks. After the individual presentations, a panel of people active in the Korean cryptocurrency and token space will discuss experiences and perspectives about dealing with those different legal systems and guidelines.

Join us at the Grand Convention Center on the afternoon of December 15th for interesting and useful afternoon of knowledge exchange and networking. After the seminar itself, there will be a standing networking reception with finger food and wine. Registration for the event is free.

Simultaneous interpreting English/Korean will be provided.

DATE
Friday 15th December 2017, 1pm to 6pm
Reception will be held after the conference from 6pm to 7pm

VENUE
Grand Convention Center, Dangsan-dong, Seoul

ORGANIZER
HMP Law
Register here (in Korean):
https://onoffmix.com/event/120501
Or contact Joachim Nowak (nowak@hmplaw.com)