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Toronto, ON M5J 2V5


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If you want to remain competitive as a legal professional, you need to learn more about Bitcoin as well as Blockchain, the technology that is considered to be paradigm shifting. Interest in Bitcoin and Blockchain is at an all time high due to Bitcoin increasing by over 900% in the last year alone.

Blockchain is operating in a “Wild West” legal and regulatory environment in Canada, but the technology is developing rapidly and is one killer app away from going mainstream. Leading laws firms must be prepared for this evolving area of practice.”

Attend the 3-hour legal workshop, hosted by DBLC, and learn topics such as:

  • The Blockchain’s Impact on Legal Practice

  • Smart Contracts

  • Developing Bitcoin Law

  • Regulations

This workshop provides 1 hour of Professionalism content and 2 hours of Substantive content.

Full agenda below:

Bitcoin Law (1 hr)

• Bitcoin History

• Legally defining a bitcoin within Canadian law, through case law and legislation from 1899 decision of Moss v Hancock to today.

• (Bitcoin is it money/currency/securities/ and property)

• Anti- Money laundering regime


• Proceeds of Crime and Terrorist Financing Act

• Money Service Business (bitcoins)

• Other influential Canadian and international cases involving bitcoins

• Upcoming Legal developments: International regulatory regimes, international convents (MTGOX Bankruptcy) and the Canadian Senate committee on Banking and Trade recommendations on Virtual Currencies.

• Criminal uses of Bitcoin and how to avoid being duped

o Q and A (15 Minute Networking break)

Blockchain (50 min)

• How the blockchain works

• Digital tokens (securities, shares, property, service contracts, etc.)

• Regulation and legality of Digital Tokens (AKA: Coloured Coins)

• Public blockchains (confidentiality of client data)

• Private blockchains (security of client data and accounts) • How the blockchain can currently be applied or adapted to for uses in a law firm:

o File management (privacy issues)

o Georgian Land Titles on Bitcoin blockchain // Ukraine Land Titles on The Ethereum Blockchain

o The lawyers’ new role in blockchain assisted real estate transactions (Undertakings and trust conditions, security, etc.)

o Digital Escrow (Undertaking and trust conditions, bailment, code of conduct)

o Trust accounting on the blockchain (Common accounting errors, aging accounts, law society rules, Code of Conduct, best practices, reporting to client, retainers)

Smart Contracts (45 Minutes)

• Defining Smart Contracts

• Adapting precedent to blockchain tech.

• Triggering events and reporting in smart contracts

• Automatic enforcement

• Are they binding?

• The Legal enforceability of smart contracts

• Smart contract disputes

• Ethical considerations in smart contract drafting.

Event Date: September 22, 2017

Event Time: 1:00 pm to 4: 00 pm

Location: Telus Tower, 25 York St, Toronto, ON M5J 2V5

Tea, coffee and soft beverages will be served

Learn more about your blockchain experts!

Register now to secure your spot at this workshop!

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