Cryptocurrency - From regulation and ICOs to money laundering and scams

Breakfast Seminar 

17th July 2018

JMW Offices, 1 Byrom Place, Spinningfields, Manchester, M3 3HG

There is a current explosion of interest in the relatively unregulated arena of digital currencies. Since Bitcoin was launched in 2009, there are now a huge number of altcoins available on different exchanges, with a corresponding growth in Initial Coin Offerings, a means of crowdfunding new currencies and projects. Over $3bn was raised through ICOs in 2017 alone and the market capitalisation is estimated to be over $100bn.

However, countries including the UK have been slow to introduce regulation, and cryptocurrency is considered by some to be a haven for criminal activity, from money laundering to terrorist funding, in addition to those who may be out to scam investors with the promise of high returns. 

Evan Wright, Partner in the Business Crime and Regulation department at JMW Solicitors LLP, together with Rob Eakins, will address these issues and opportunities at this seminar. Together they will be joined by Nick Johnson QC, one of Exchange Chambers’ fraud and corporate crime specialists, who will provide the benefit of his experience and understanding of this fascinating and emerging area. From the dark web, Silk Road and Ross Ulbricht to the likely regulations, the FCA’s attitude to ICOs and cryptocurrency derivatives, and the best advice when considering launching an ICO, Evan, Rob and Nick hope to shed some useful light for those considering using cryptocurrencies as part of their business, those looking to set up an ICO, and lawyers practising in commercial and corporate law.


Refreshments & Registration: 8.00am

Seminar: 8.30am

Finish: 9.30am

All our seminars are free to attend and are worth 1 CPD point.

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