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Jenner & Block is partnering with Chicago-Kent College of Law and FinTEx, a non-profit, member-driven community of the leading organizations within FinTech and Financial Services, for a first-of-its kind conference focused on the evolving regulatory and legal issues in the blockchain and cryptocurrency space. Co-organized by Partner Justin C. Steffen, the Block(Legal)Tech conference will take place on August 9 at The Law Lab at Illinois Tech Chicago-Kent College of Law. The Block(Legal)Tech conference will feature presentations and panel discussions on the law of distributed ledger systems, tokenized assets and cryptoasset-based funding. The day-long conference will include a number of discussions, interviews and debates, delving deep into the complicated issues that affect the crypto-landscape, such as the future of US regulation of cryptoassets and the government’s role in promoting blockchain adoption. Topics discussed will include minimizing the risks of crypto-litigation, the role of lawyers, the evolution of smart contracts and their impact on the legal profession as well as other legal issues that stem from the use and implementation of blockchain technology.
Mr. Steffen is a partner in Jenner & Block’s Complex Commercial Litigation Group and a member of the firm’s FinTech Group. He is focused on the intersection of technology and the financial services industry, including issues pertaining to marketplace lending, cryptocurrency and blockchain, and payments.
To register for the event, please click here.