How well do you understand the intersections of blockchain, business, and law? That was the focus of discussion for “Crypto World”, a free program jointly presented June 27, 2018, by the International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC) and the MSBA Consumer Bankruptcy Section and hosted by the Baltimore offices of Venable LLP.

IWIRC board member Joyce A. Kuhns, a Principal in the Baltimore office of Offit Kurman, P.A., moderated the panel discussion that featured Catherine K. Hopkin (Yumkas, Vidmar, Sweeney & Mulrenin, LLC); Brian Dykstra (Atlantic Data Forensics); Bud Stephen Tayman (Bud Stephen Tayman, P.A.); and Rasneek Gujral (Richard D. London & Associates, P.C.).

“We’re hoping that you leave today able to better serve your clients because you will be able to answer ‘yes’ to two key questions in the brave new world of cybercurrency and blockchain,” said Kuhns. “‘Am I familiar with, and do I have a basic understanding of, the key terminology to navigate this space and understand its intrinsic risks and rewards?’ and ‘Do I know enough to ask the right questions that could lead to workable solutions?'”

“Our panel set out to provide an informative and thought-provoking program on a subject which most practitioners have not experienced but which surrounds us all and will no doubt impact the practice of law at some point in the future,” said Tayman, a transactional bankruptcy practitioner in Greenbelt and member of the Consumer Bankruptcy Section Council. “The addition of a forensic computer expert (Dykstra) added depth, a more basic level of understanding of the subject, and created an interdisciplinary program which went to the heart of the issues as currently known.”

More than two dozen people attended the event, the second collaborative effort between IWIRC and the Consumer Bankruptcy Section.

 

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