Decoding Blockchain: Laws & Regulations with Samir Patel

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StartHub Miami

66 West Flagler Street


Miami, FL 33130

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In the past year alone, multiple events and circumstances have changed the way distributed ledger technology is delivered to society. Knowing how to navigate the legal waters surrounding it will ensure that you remain safe from legal scrutiny and consequence.

Join us for an intimate conversation with Holland and Knight attorney, Samir Patel as he breaks down the laws & regulations surrounding blockchain. Better understand the implications of US laws and regulations on distributed ledger technology from the perspective of both a developer and an investor. Samir’s presentation will be followed by a Q&A session where Samir will answer questions from the audience.

Learning Objectives:

  • SEC regulations regarding the development of tokens, better known as an Initial Coin Offering (ICO) or Token Generating Event.

  • How the 2018 GOP tax bill effects everyday people investing in cryptocurrencies.

  • How the recent February 2018 Senate hearings on distributed ledger technology provides an initial roadmap to ICO regulation and development.

Samir Patel

About the Speaker:

Samir Patel is an attorney with Miami law firm, Holland and Knight. He works exclusively in the distributed ledger technology space. Samir has been in the industry since 2015 when he first started working as a legal engineer with smart contract developer pioneer, Monax Industries. As part of the blockchain practice group at Holland and Knight, Samir assists developers with their capital raise, whether that be through an ICO or more traditional securities methods. That only makes up a small portion of his work as he also works with clients on mining operations, transitioning from legacy systems to blockchain technology and tokenized business model validity.

Event Agenda:

  • 6:30 - 7:00 Networking

  • 7:00 - 7:45 Presentation

  • 7:45 - 8:15 Q&A

  • 8:15 - 8:45 Closing & Networking


4Geeks Academy

4Geeks Academy is a premium coding academy in Miami, Florida. They are focussed on building a methodology + content for part-time education which has made them more flexible, tech-based and efficient. Learn all about their upcoming Blockchain Program before the presentation!



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City of Miami Parking Lot 43:

56 SW 1st Street Miami, FL 33130

StartHub Adjacent Parking Lot (Entry only from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm, $3 cash for all night parking):

60 W. Flagler Street Miami, FL 33130


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