I attended this one day summit on the 20th of September, 2016 at Skinners Hall, London, exploring the business and use cases of blockchain and distributed ledger technology as an expert delegate. Highlights included the keynote presentation by Bank to the Future author, Simon Dixon; the start-up showcase featuring Agriledger, Blockex, Tallysticks and Jita; and the roundtable breakout session on the legal and regulatory landscape.
On the 1st of September 2016 I presented a paper in the Blockchain Law Stream on the regulation of cryptocurrencies. My paper framed cryptocurrencies as the first business case for blockchain technology and discussed the legal challenges in this area. Highlights included Jannice Kall's jurisprudential interpreation of Organic Digital Things and Claire Summer's exploration of the blockchain and contract law.
On the 12th of April 2016, I Presented on the Regulation of Cryptocurrencies at the British and Irish Law Education and Technology Association annual conference.
On June 12 2015, the University of Birmingham hosted an international conference, entitled “Controlling Crypto-currencies”. The purpose of the conference is to bring together practitioners, stakeholders, financial regulators, and academics to discuss the most important issues raised by crypto-currencies, with a view to creating a solid research platform to inform emerging regulatory and private law frameworks. Topics will include: jurisdiction, asset-seizure, money-laundering, computer security, private law control and economic stability.