Webinar CLE = “Cryptocurrency and Geopolitics: An Introduction”

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There are seismic shifts happening in the world of international finance with the fast development of cryptocurrencies around the world.  As states continue to test their respective “regulatory sandboxes,” it is clear that the “beggar thy neighbor” attitude (with increasing trade barriers) is playing itself out in the world of cryptocurrency as well.  After years of banning cryptocurrencies, the Chinese government is now testing its Digital Currency/Electronic Payment initiative (“DC/EP,” a RMB-backed centralized cryptocurrency) and is linking it to its aggressive trade network, the Belt and Road Initiative.  The U.S. government rightly sees the advent of cryptocurrencies as a threat to the primacy of the U.S. dollar and its place as the reserve currency in the world.  Cryptocurrency can be used to skirt U.S. sanctions, another concern for Washington D.C.  Geopolitics are very much in play in the world of digital assets as fiat currencies continue to struggle in our coronavirus pandemic world.

Please join us for a presentation regarding cryptocurrency and geopolitics by Professor James Cooper, Professor of Law and Director of International Legal Studies at California Western School of Law, and Emilio Cazares, an attorney in the Intellectual Property Practice Group in Sheppard Mullin’s San Diego office. This CLE seminar will cover blockchain legal fundamentals, smart contracts, Decentralized Autonomous Organizations, Blockchain Governance and unpack the Geopolitical Ramifications of China’s DC/EP.

Friday, April 24, 2020, 12:00 P.M. – 1:30 P.M.
Registration opens at 11:30 A.M.

James Cooper – California Western School of Law, San Diego
Emilio Cazare – Sheppard Mullin, San Diego

Law & Legal Procedure: 1.5

Free for IPS members
$35 for non-IPS members
$18.75 for law students

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