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VIDEOS: Bitcoin and Blockchain Seminars

February 27, 2016

» Read Kaye Scholer's primer on Bitcoin and Blockchain Technology, which includes a glossary of common terms Bitcoin has erupted as a disruptive force in the FinTech space, with venture capital investments topping $1 billion in 2015 with more interest expected in 2016. Yet, as with most innovations, this breakthrough is often mischaracterized and misunderstood. To help better communicate to the market the vast promise of Bitcoin and its associated “Blockchain” technology, Kaye Scholer recently hosted two seminars that brought together some of the leading thinkers and influencers in this space. We are delighted to share with you the panel discussions, in full, which we believe convey the reasons why many in the information technology and financial sectors are excited about the area and its potential.

Bitcoin: A Disruptive Force in the Financial Landscape


  • The Nature of Bitcoin and Virtual Currencies
  • Federal and State Regulations
  • Financial Opportunities Associated with Bitcoin and Virtual Currencies
  • Challenges Associated with Bitcoin Related Businesses


  • Keith McGowan, Partner, BDO
  • Cameron Winklevoss, Co-Founder & President, Gemini
  • Tyler Winklevoss, Co-Founder & CEO, Gemini
  • Peter Van Valkenburgh, Research Director, Coin Center
  • Kathleen Moriarty, Partner, Kaye Scholer (Moderator)

Blockchain: Usage and Technological Improvements on the Financial Markets


  • Use of Blockchain Technology by Financial Institutions
  • Use of Blockchain Technology and Settlement of Securities
  • Blockchain and Smart Contracts


  • John Edge, Managing Director, RedRose
  • Yolanda Goettsch, Vice President and Associate General Counsel, Nasdaq
  • Kathleen Moriarty, Partner, Kaye Scholer
  • Ryan Selkis, Director of Investments, Digital Currency Group


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