Become a Certified Expert in Blockchain Law

Special Master Course for Lawyers and Legal/Operations Executives

Understand Blockchain Law & Regulations

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As the use of blockchain continues to grow, so do the legal implications that surround it. Disruptive technologies force us to reevaluate and adjust our current systems. As a law professional, it's your responsibility to keep up to date with the ever-changing landscape. Collecting the research required to be at the forefront of blockchain law is time consuming and resource heavy even for the most astute lawyers.

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Fortunately, we’ve created the Blockchain Law and Regulations Master Course. The program ensures that you have the knowledge and clarity needed to help Blockchain companies solve the key issues they are facing and avoid any future concerns. Taught by an industry pioneer, the program gives students an understanding of the key foundations of blockchain and the legal know how needed to navigate this dynamic space.

TIME 2 Weeks
5 Hours/Week
L+Earn
CLASSROOM OPENED June 7, 2019
PREREQUISITES None
CERTIFICATION Certificate of Completion verified on Ethereum blockchain (ERC-721 NF token)

What’s in the Blockchain Regulations Master Course?

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Learn about regulatory issues most important to blockchain stakeholders, including service providers, token projects, developers, exchanges, and investors

2

Learn about the differences between security and network tokens, and what's next for both

3

Learn about guidance from key regulators and policymakers that every blockchain project needs to know

4

Let an insider teach you about the blockchain business ecosystem, the role of lawyers and operations people, and how to break into the industry

Curriculum

Week 1

Blockchain Tokens, Raising Capital and Securities Laws

  • Introduction to course and concepts
  • Regulation of network and securities tokens
  • Overview of key regulations, regulators, and policymakers
  • Network Tokens (aka: Utility Tokens)
  • Smart Securities
  • Airdrops
  • Raising capital in the blockchain ecosystem
  • Working in the blockchain ecosystem
  • Simple Agreements for Future Tokens (SAFTs)
  • Strategies for securities compliant public token sales
Week 2

Key Concepts for Blockchain Companies and Lawyers

  • How lawyer and operations people can find clients and careers in the blockchain industry
  • Privacy
  • Intellectual property
  • Non-fungible tokens
  • Taxation
  • The state of blockchain regulation in noteworthy jurisdictions
  • How to work with blockchain companies as in-house counsel
  • How to work with blockchain companies as external counsel
Instructor Connor Spelliscy This course is led by Connor Spelliscy, formerly a tech and securities lawyer at a Seven Sisters firm in Toronto, who left his practice to run a private sale for a Polychain Capital portfolio company. Connor co-founded the Blockchain Association - the leading industry association in blockchain - which brings together the industry’s top investors, exchanges, and projects, including: Coinbase, Circle, Polychain Capital, Hangar Capital, Digital Currency Group, Protocol Labs, Z-Cash, and others. Connor continues to navigate legal and business issues with cryptocurrency projects through his work at Hangar and Zeppelin. He also educates others about the blockchain space at events and on Bloomberg.

Why Take A Master Course?

Developed, curated, and taught by leading experts in the field

Learn face to face with high quality video lessons

Earn blocks to receive discounts on any Master Course

n depth readings, videos, and podcasts to supplement your learning

Receive certification identifying you as a Blockgeeks certified blockchain professional

Is This Program for You?

This course is not suitable for technology professionals seeking to gain deeper understanding of blockchain technology implementation or programming level depth. If you are looking for developer accelerated programs, please check out our Ethereum and Hyperledger programs.

Disclaimer: Blockchain regulation varies substantially based on the jurisdiction(s) in which a project is operating. Blockchain projects should always consult attorneys in their jurisdiction(s) for legal advice. The content provided in this course is for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice.

We are also limiting the spots in the program to 30 people this semester. We do this in order to make sure every student succeeds in the program.

Anastasia Mackert

Tech lawyer

BG AP in Blockchain Law and Compliance #7 "Understanding the rapidly changing technology and legal strategies of blockchain is a daunting task for lawyers. Although many lawyers are competent enough to gather the relevant information, it's difficult to find the time to do so and to ensure the quality of the information.As expected, Blockgeeks' Accelerated Regulations Program in Blockchain Law and Compliance provided me with the knowledge necessary to understand the most important and recent legal issues in blockchain—enabling me to reliably and conveniently build my existing knowledge of blockchain law while working full time at my tech law firm."

BG AP in Blockchain Law and Compliance #7 "Understanding the rapidly changing technology and legal strategies of blockchain is a daunting task for lawyers. Although many lawyers are competent enough to gather the relevant information, it's difficult to find the time to do so and to ensure the quality of the information.As expected, Blockgeeks' Accelerated Regulations Program in Blockchain Law and Compliance provided me with the knowledge necessary to understand the most important and recent legal issues in blockchain—enabling me to reliably and conveniently build my existing knowledge of blockchain law while working full time at my tech law firm." Close

Adolfo Morán

Director at The Crypto Legal

I really liked the program 'Understanding Blockchain Law & Regulations'. In this program you will find reliable information about ICOs and how are them regulated in the United States. The instructor, Connor Spelliscy, works in the blockchain and ICOs industry, so he is well informed and very prepared on the topics being taught in this program. I recommend this course if you want to understand the legal aspects of ICOs, which are neccesary for lawyers and entrepreneurs that want to work in this new field.

I really liked the program 'Understanding Blockchain Law & Regulations'. In this program you will find reliable information about ICOs and how are them regulated in the United States. The instructor, Connor Spelliscy, works in the blockchain and ICOs industry, so he is well informed and very prepared on the topics being taught in this program. I recommend this course if you want to understand the legal aspects of ICOs, which are neccesary for lawyers and entrepreneurs that want to work in this new field. Close

No, this program was made specifically for non-technical people.

The program costs $197

Upon completetion of the program, you get a non-fungible personalized token proving you're a verified Blockgeeks pro if you pass all projects.

Yes, Blockgeeks Alumni receive 20% discounts and special access to additional content and events.

No. Everything you need for the program is provided.

There are absolutely no contracts with Blockgeeks. You can cancel or pause your account at any time.

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