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Broadcast Date: Tuesday, February 08, 2022
from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm (ET)

Overview:

The growing popularity of cryptocurrency has greatly impacted today’s banking and financial transactions, stirring more questions over its regulation. Additional discussions also emerge when it comes to the government’s initiatives to secure consumer data and resolve financial risks without stifling digital innovation.

Financial regulators are now moving to reshape and update their policies in response to the increasing concerns brought by this evolving sector. With the stricter rules that are expected to be in place to protect consumers and investors, companies must keep track of the latest trends in the cryptocurrency market to ensure sound compliance.

This LIVE Webcast will provide an up-to-date look at the regulatory and enforcement activity by several agencies against various cryptocurrency market participants. It will discuss the lessons learned and future prospects in the cryptocurrency space.

Key issues that will be covered in this course are:

  • Cryptocurrency markets: Regulatory and enforcement landscape
  • SEC
    • SEC cryptocurrency enforcement activity: milestones and recent trends under the new administration
    • SEC approach to ICOs and regulatory debate
    • Challenges beyond ICOs and the Howey test: the SEC’s approach to broker-dealer custody of digital assets, Bitcoin ETFs, stablecoins, and more
  • CFTC
    • CFTC cryptocurrency enforcement activity: milestones and recent trends
    • CFTC approach to virtual currencies and regulatory debate
  • Other regulatory and enforcement activity
  • Future trends and conclusion.

Credit:

Course Level:

Intermediate

 

Advance Preparation:

Print and review course materials

 

Method of Presentation:

On-demand Webcast (CLE)

 

Course Code:

149612

 

NY Category of CLE:

Areas of Professional Practice

 

Total Credit:

1.5 CLE

Speaker:

Simona Mola, Senior Manager
Cornerstone Research

Simona Mola has two decades of experience in consulting, government, and academia. At Cornerstone Research, Dr. Mola conducts financial and economic analyses in complex commercial litigation and regulatory proceedings. Prior to joining the private sector, Dr. Mola was assistant professor at Arizona State University and also served as assistant director and senior policy advisor at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. At the SEC, she led and developed numerous economic analyses for high-profile rulemakings and policy projects related to corporate finance, disclosure requirements, capital formation, corporate governance, and executive compensation. Dr. Mola has expertise with economic issues involving cryptocurrency, blockchain use cases, and token economies. She regularly publishes in the space and has presented in numerous conferences.

Agenda:

Simona Mola, Senior Manager

Cornerstone Research 

This webinar will provide an up-to-date look at the regulatory and enforcement activity by several agencies against various cryptocurrency market participants. It will discuss the lessons learned and future prospects in the cryptocurrency space.

  1. SEC
    1. SEC cryptocurrency enforcement: milestones and recent trends under the new administration
    2. SEC approach to ICOs and regulatory debate
    3. Challenges beyond ICOs and the Howey test: the SEC’s approach to broker-dealer custody of digital assets, Bitcoin ETFs, stablecoins, and more.
  2. CFTC
    1. CFTC cryptocurrency activity: milestones and recent trends
    2. CFTC approach to virtual currencies: virtual currency as a commodity, LabCFTC, robust enforcement, and government-wide coordination.
  3. Other regulatory and enforcement activity (DOJ, FinCEN, NASAA, and state regulators).
  4. Future trends and conclusion.

Date & Time:

Tuesday, February 08, 2022

12:00 pm to 1:30 pm (ET)

Materials:

Download Course Materials

Who Should Attend:

  • Chief Financial Officers
  • Finance Risk and Compliance Executives
  • Chief Compliance Officers
  • Fraud Monitoring Officers
  • Digital Finance Professionals
  • Banking and Finance Lawyers
  • Investors
  • Senior Internal Auditors
  • In-house Counsel

SPEAKER

Simona MolaSenior Manager
Cornerstone Research

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