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Blockchain & Law - Segwit2x and Crypto Exchanges

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If Bitcoin hard-forks, what happens to your Bitcoin? Are exchanges holding your Bitcoin obligated to offer you both?

In mid-November, the Bitcoin blockchain is expected to split into two. Segwit2x, the controversial proposal intended to upgrade the Bitcoin network, may cause it to hard-fork, creating two competing chains. The implications are similar to the recent splitting of Bitcoin into both Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash. This hard-fork left exchanges and their users in the difficult position of what to do about the newly created coin. This potentially upcoming fork will be even more complicated though, with exchanges already taking different sides of what they will consider Bitcoin. Bitfinex has come out and said they will support both tokens, while others, including Xapo, state that they will assign the label “Bitcoin” to the blockchain with the highest accumulated difficulty.

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Almost everyone who has ever owned cryptocurrency has gotten it through an exchange. Currently these exchanges, including the most popular ones, are centralized and how they make decisions has come under scrutiny especially as of late. Questions about how exchanges choose what tokens to list to and what obligations they have, if any, to provide customers with alternative or new versions of a token should a hard fork occur have caused the legal and regulatory communities to take notice.

Not to mention the multitude of new types of exchanges coming to the market. From t0 and Argon Group launching the first regulated trading platform for token securities to the decentralized exchange companies like AirSwap ($36MM ICO) and Ox Project ($24MM ICO), which incite a whole other set of questions.

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Join us on November 13th where you will hear from leading industry experts on these topics and more.


Get answers to questions like:
  • What is Segwit2x?

  • What should I do with my Bitcoin in regards to the potential upcoming hard-fork?

  • Can my exchange withhold my coins after a hard fork? What are my rights?

  • Can Blockchain replace the need for clearing and settlement?

  • Decentralised versus centralised crypto-exchanges


Be sure to join the meetup group to stay up-to-date on the latest news and events.



Topics Recently Covered:


"Anyone who’s anyone in tech today knows the three-letter acronym for jumbo-size fundraising: ICO."
- Huffington Post, July 4, 2017


"Forget an IPO, Coin Offerings Are New Road to Startup Riches"
- The Wall Street Journal, July 7, 2017


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For those of you not able to make it in person this event will be Livestreamed.




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6:30p: Networking


7:00p: Panel Discussion (LIVESTREAM on YouTube)

Moderator: Gregory J. Rigano

Panelists: TBA


8:00p: Post-event Networking







MODERATOR:

Gregory J. Rigano, Esq.

Counsel at Elixr

Gregory is a corporate tech lawyer with a deep interest in cryptocurrencies and intellectual property. He was an Associate at the international law firm Chadbourne & Parke LLP (now known as Norton Rose Fulbright) and the New York law firm Rigano LLC, representing both international and domestic enterprise in various healthcare technology transactions. His experience includes licensing of venture backed intellectual property portfolios, advising on various cryptocurrency matters and advancing healthcare R+D through utility of blockchain enabled fintech.



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