ATLANTA—Womble Bond Dickinson attorney Steve Middlebrook spoke on “Avoiding Digital Pickpockets: Securing the Blockchain on Mobile Devices” at an event presented by TAG Mobility.

Joining him in the April 24 discussion were Bitpay co-founder and CEO Stephen Pair and Aaron’s Inc. CIO John Trainor. The event took place at Womble Bond Dickinson’s Atlanta office.

Cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology look to revolutionize commerce. That means that they would be front and center on our mobile devices. This panel discussion addressed what risks must be considered as the blockchain (and associated technologies) are a mainstay on mobile devices. How do you properly secure mobile, digital transactions? What should we do to increase their security and reliability? In this quickly-changing realm of technology, what are some of the emerging considerations regarding these transactions? Middlebrook and other panelists shed light on the risks and protections for cryptocurrency and blockchain transactions in the mobile space.

TAG Mobility society seeks to enable businesses in Georgia to solve challenges and optimize opportunities using mobile technology. Leveraging collaborative learning, networking, and best practice sharing, the society promotes innovation to help make the state a center of excellence in the mobility ecosystem.

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.

Steve Middlebrook at TAG Mobility conference