The Legal Implications of Blockchain-Technologies: From Digital Currency to Smart Contracts (Melbourne)

CPD points: Three (3)

1:30pm   Introduction from Chair
Chair:    Peter BOWDEN, Partner Norton Rose Fulbright

1:35pm
 Topic 2: Why Blockchain?
Speaker: Sam LEE, CEO Blockchain Global
•    What is the point of blockchain?
•    How can it be used in a legal application?

2:30pm  Digital Currency and the origins of blockchain
Speaker: James KYD, Managing Partner of Blockchain Consulting Group
•    What is blockchain + brief history
•    Bitcoin
•    Potential application
•    Future possibilities

3:25pm  Smart Contracting: An Introduction to its Impact on Lawyers and Commercial Transactions
Speaker: Daniel KNIGHT, Senior Associate K&L Gates
•    Introduction to smart contracting on blockchain;
•    Legal treatment and challenges facing smart contracts;
•    Current examples of this innovative technology transforming business.

 4:20- 4:30pm  Questions and Close

Venue

Double Tree by Hilton Hotel
270 Flinders St
Melbourne VIC 3000