Introduction to the Regulation of Cryptoassets |
Bitcoin, Ethereum, Libra and a host of other digital assets and protocols are attracting billions of dollars of investment, while drawing increased scrutiny from global regulators. Are cryptocurrencies a vehicle for illicit dark web activity or a pioneering technology for financial inclusion? Irrespective of differing views, blockchain technology and the digital asset transactions it enables are revolutionizing the global financial system and current regulatory frameworks seem ill-equipped to adapt. This course addresses the various U.S. federal and state regulatory authorities and regimes that govern the issuance, sale, exchange and transmission of different forms of blockchain-based digital assets, with a focus on the application of federal securities law. Other topics include: pending legislation, regulatory developments, lawsuits and technology trends that have potential to impact cryptocurrencies, other digital assets and the regulatory environments in which they operate.
Credit Hours: 1
ULW: This course does not satisfy the Upper Level Writing requirement (ULW)