InstructorTerri Hays
TypeOnline Course
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PracticeEdge Elite™

Standard Tuition $400 US

Senior Fellow Bart Chilton, Senior Policy Advisor, DLA Piper, Commissioner, CFTC (Former)

Bitcoin has been a constant source of innovation, controversy, debate, and confusion since it appeared in early 2009. Since that time, countless derivative and new cryptocurrency technologies have emerged all over the world, over $1b has poured into industry start-ups, and legal and regulatory systems have struggled to keep pace.

This course is part one of a two part series covering the topics of Bitcoin, cryptocurrency, and regulation. Part one will cover the emergence of cryptocurrency and bitcoin and provide a clear definition for the technology in plain language. This course will identify both current and future applications for the technology, as well as potential areas of abuse with a special focus on those relating to asset management.

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Students will master the following at the conclusion of this Course:

  • Define bitcoin and cryptocurrency basics, including what it is, how it works, where it comes from, and who controls it.
  • Differentiate between a cryptocurrency and services that exchange or administer cryptocurrency, list the issues and risks for each.
  • List the present and future applications for cryptocurrency including but not limited to payment systems, decentralized exchanges, smart contracts, and identity systems.
  • Context and appreciation for the history of bitcoin and cryptocurrency service failures.
  • Ability to recognize variables common across failed services, including red flags.
  • Apply these definitions to identify potential areas of abuse for cryptocurrency and cryptocurrency services, especially pertaining to asset management.

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Senior Fellow:

  • Bart Chilton, Senior Policy Advisor, DLA Piper, Commissioner, CFTC (Former)

Guest Lecturers:

  • Will Madden, Founder & CEO, bridge21
  • John Betts, Chief Compliance Officer & Founder, Noble Markets
  • Marco Santori, JD, Chairman, Regulatory Affairs Committee, Bitcoin Foundation, Counsel, Pillsbury Winthrop
  • Michelle Sabins, SVP & CRA Officer, Deposit Operations & Regulatory Compliance, Silvergate Bank

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Accreditation Information

CLE Information

Credit Hours: 4
Subject Area: Professional Practice
States: Contact Curriculum Advisor For More Information

CPE Information

Credit Hours: 6
Subject Area: Accounting
States: Contact Curriculum Advisor For More Information


Course ID Number:  8373


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Alabama: Approval of all web based programs is limited to a maximum of 6.0 credits.

Arizona: Does not approve or accredit CLE activities for the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education requirement. RCA programs may qualify for credit based on the requirements outlined in the MCLE Regulations and Ariz. R. Sup. Ct. Rule 45.

Iowa: The approval is for one year from recorded date. Does not approve of Audio-only On-Demand Webcasts.

Missouri: On-demand web programs are restricted to six hours of self-study credit per year. Self-study may not be used to satisfy the ethics requirements. Self-study can not be used for carryover credit.

New Hamphsire: The approval is for three years from recorded date.

New Mexico: On-Demand web programs are restricted to 4.0 self-study credits per year.

New York: Newly admitted attorneys may not take non-traditional course formats such as on-demand Web Programs or live Webcasts for CLE credit. Newly admitted attorneys not practicing law in the United States, however, may earn 12 transitional credits in non-traditional formats.

North Carolina: A maximum of 4 credits per reporting period may be earned by participating in on-demand web programs.

Ohio: To confirm that the web program has been approved, please refer to the list of Ohio’s Approved Self Study Activities at Online programs are considered self-study. Ohio attorneys have a 6 credit self-study limit per compliance period. The Ohio CLE Board states that attorneys must have a 100% success rate in clicking on timestamps to receive ANY CLE credit for an online program.

Oklahoma: Up to 6 credits may be earned each year through computer-based or technology-based legal education programs.

Pennsylvania: PA attorneys may only receive a maximum of four (4) hours of distance learning credit per compliance period. All distance learning programs must be a minimum of 1 full hour.

Rhode Island: Audio Only On-Demand Web Programs are not approved for credit. On-Demand Web Programs must have an audio and video component.

Tennessee: The approval is for the calendar year in which the live program was presented.

Virginia: All distance learning courses are to be done in an educational setting, free from distractions.

Wisconsin: Ethics credit is not allowed. The ethics portion of the program will be approved for general credit. There is a 10 credit limit for on-demand web programs during every 2-year reporting period. Does not approve of Audio-only On-Demand Webcasts.

Iowa, Mississippi, Oklahoma, and Wisconsin DO NOT approve Audio Only On-Demand Web Programs.

If you have already received credit for attending some or the entire program, please be aware that state administrators do not permit you to accrue additional credit for repeat viewing even if an additional credit certificate is subsequently issued.

If applicable, the RCA will apply for credit in your state upon request.