October 12, 2017

Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs): What Practitioners Should Know

Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs): What Practitioners Should Know

October 12, 2017

Initial coin offerings, or ICOs, are a form of cryptocurrency used as an alternative means of financing a business. The worldwide market for ICOs has exploded over the past twelve months, with in excess of billions of dollars having been invested in ICOs. ICOs are also very controversial - the SEC, Canadian securities administrators and other foreign agencies have taken the view that ICOs may constitute securities, subject to compliance with applicable securities laws, while Chinese regulators have issued an even more concerning official statement. This program will review the current status of ICOs in the United States, and will specifically focus on whether it may be possible to conduct an ICO in full compliance with the US securities laws, as well as secondary market considerations. Please join us for this timely and highly relevant program.

Panelists:

  • Douglas Ellenoff (moderator), Ellenoff Grossman & Schole LLP, New York, NY
  • Emma Channing, Argon Group, Denver, CO
  • Jim Dowd, North Capital Private Securities, Salt Lake City, UT
  • A. Valerie Mirko, North American Securities Administrators Association, Washington, DC
  • Lee A. Schneider, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, New York, NY

Presented by: Federal Regulation of Securities Committee

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