The Federal Bar Association has produced a webinar entitled, "Introduction to Blockchain Systems & Challenges for Advising Clients."  The program was presented by Matthew Bergstrom and Michael Zarlenga, both lawyers from Bergstrom Attorneys PLLC. The presentation first aired live on December 15, 2017, and it will be rebroadcast throughout 2018 with live Q&A with Bergstrom and Zarlenga. 

The webinar would be of interest to anyone concerned with the legal issues of blockchain technology from a legal, business, and policy perspective. Lawyers may receive CLE credit by completing the webinar. 

This program is a basic introduction to distributed ledger systems or Blockchain technologies. The most notable application of a blockchain is Bitcoin. But Blockchain systems have the potential to revolutionize the way business is done and lawyers need to be prepared to advise clients. This course will provide attorneys with a basic understanding of the Blockchain, expose attorneys to the basic terminology they should know, discuss smart contracts and the challenges they pose, and address some of the legal and regulatory challenges to early adopters of Blockchain systems. This is a Blockchain 101 course. Some of the topics that will be discussed include:

Key topics to be discussed:

• What is a Distributed Ledger System or Blockchain?

• What is a Token?

• What is a Smart Contract?

• What is a DAO?

• What is an ICO?

• Challenges of Applying Blockchain Systems to a Papered World.

• Challenges of Advising Early Adopters

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