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More and more legal professionals are becoming familiar with blockchain technology, whether in advising clients on the legal implications of potential blockchain initiatives, dealing with an evolving regulatory landscape, or handling disputes involving blockchain-based technologies and assets. There are many powerful and exciting use cases for blockchain technology and cryptocurrency, but there are also legal and other challenges.
In this episode, we’ll examine what blockchain technology is, what legal professionals need to know about it, and we’ll take a look at some of the legal hurdles blockchain and crypto projects have to overcome. Usman Sheikh, Chair of the Blockchain & Fintech Practice and Transactional Partner in Baker McKenzie's Toronto office, joins us to cover some of these issues and provide some insight.
In this Episode:
- A description of blockchain technology
- How blockchain works
- The legal challenges facing blockchain
- Privacy and regulatory issues
- What legal professionals need to know about blockchain technology