Bitcoin Basics for Lawyers

NC Legal Hackers is promoting this event:

Check out Bitcoin Basics for Lawyers on Wednesday, October 21 at 12:00pm at the Mecklenburg County Bar
2850 Zebulon Ave, Charlotte, North Carolina 28208

CLE Credit:
1.0 General Hour

Attorney Rate: $75
Paralegal Rate: $35
General Public Rate: $25

Special Info:
11:45 a.m. Registration
12 p.m.1 p.m. CLE Training

Program & Speakers:

What is Bitcoin? You’ve heard the term, but what is it, exactly? How does it work? How do people use it? What are the implications for the law and tax policy? How will the use of Bitcoin affect the practice of law in state and federal court? What do lawyers need to know about this emerging technology?

Benjamin Wilson is the founder of deliverypath, a software development firm in Charlotte, NC. He likes to understand each of his client’s businesses and seeks opportunities to increase efficiency and reduce costs. He likes to solve problems and stay on top of new technologies. He’s a hacker, a serious Bitcoin enthusiast, a photographer, and a cyclist. Speaking on the basics of the exciting new Bitcoin technology, he will present an overview of the history, terminology, and usage of Bitcoin in the local and global economy. In addition to addressing Bitcoin’s origins, he will also demonstrate a live Bitcoin transaction. Your questions will be answered along with some insightful opinion about where the technology is going and how it will inevitably impact us all in the coming decade.

Jacob Long is a graduate of the University of Georgia and the William H. Bowen School of Law in Little Rock, Arkansas. He was admitted to the Florida Bar in 2013. Throughout his career, he has aided startups in the technology and marketing fields. He has a passion in the intersection of law, technology, and economics. He has written extensively about the manner in which private law, alternate dispute resolution, and polycentric legal systems are being aided and developed through emerging technologies. He will be addressing the manner in which legal and governmental systems currently treat Bitcoin, the regulation of its use, and the drastic changes to the traditional conceptions of law and the legal order brought about by the Bitcoin technology.


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