Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are growing in popularity—and coming under increased scrutiny from federal and state regulators. Likewise, blockchain, the technology that powers many cryptocurrencies, is growing rapidly as well.

Womble Carlyle lawyer Steve Middlebrook will discuss “Bitcoin, Blockchain and the Law” in an Oct. 26 Webinar. He will be joined in the presentation by Vuono & Gray attorney Erica Wilson.

Middlebrook and Wilson will discuss:

  • The basics of blockchain and bitcoin technology.
  • How blockchain and bitcoin are impacting attorneys day-to-day practice right now.
  • How federal and state laws impact virtual currencies
  • Regulatory frameworks and possible regulatory action around virtual currency.

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Steve Middlebrook has an extensive background in emerging payment technologies, prepaid and stored value products, mobile payments, web-based financial services, virtual currency and distributed ledger technology. His prior experience includes being General Counsel at two FinTech companies, and a decade’s service at the US Department of the Treasury. He also served as an advisor to the Uniform Law Commission (ULC) committee which drafted the Uniform Regulation of Virtual Currency Businesses Act. The Uniform Act was recently approved by the ULC and is now being considered for adoption by a number of states.