Regulatory Compliance Association Reviews

Preparing for Cryptocurrencies and Digital Assets


Date: February 28, 2018
General Session: 12 Noon to 1:30 PM EST
Location: Webcast (Free)

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The long-term impact of the rise of blockchain and related cryptographic techniques will have an impact on our society and the global economy on par with the rise of the internet, worldwide web, and smartphone. The blockchain is, in essence, a distributive ledger that is able to keep track of information in a decentralized way, making it less susceptible to hacking and manipulation. A blockchain can act as a shared database to provide a secure, single-source of truth, while smart contracts automate approvals, calculations and other transacting activities that are prone to lag and error. This webcast will explore both the technical foundations of cryptocurrencies and digital assets, as well as the way in which the provision of financial services, especial investment management, may be transformed in the years to come.

Participants will master the following at the conclusion of this session:

  • Discover the foundation of blockchain technology
  • Distinguish between the rapidly evolving categories of cryptocurrencies and digital assets
  • Apply SEC definitions of “securities” to different types of digital assets
  • Differentiate the ways in which cryptocurrencies and digital assets may be used by a financial services firm.
  • List the principal elements of pre-trade, execution and post-trade elements of cryptocurrency and digital assets trading
  • Identify the key risks associated with trading and holding cryptocurrency and digital assets

Session Chairman:

Walter Zebrowski, JD, CPA, Principal, Hedgemony Partners
Chairman, Regulatory Compliance Association

Senior Fellow from Practice:

Timothy Spangler, Partner, Dechert, LLP

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