The Future of Payments: Cryptocurrencies and the Law - Tuesday 29 April 2014, London

When: 29/04/2014
Code: HW/SFCL13

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A meeting of the SCL London Group - open to all

Hosted and sponsored by: Kemp Little LLP

Chair: Chris James, Legal Counsel, Telefónica Digital

Hakim Mamoni,
Co-founder and CTO,
Michael Taylor, Barrister, 4 Pump Court
Rich Folsom, Associate, Kemp Little LLP

Background to bitcoin – architecture and principles
Hakim Mamoni
, Co-founder & CTO at

Concepts of bitcoin ownership and legal rights of redress for missing bitcoins
Michael Taylor,
Barrister, 4 Pump Court

Legal issues involved in transacting using bitcoin
Rich Folsom
, Associate, Kemp Little LLP

Panel Q&A session:

  • What are the useful questions in 'how to categorise bitcoin' – commodity/e-money/etc
  • Can we get around these issues (for insti purposes) by focusing on structured products that are agnostic to the underlying investment
  • What is the role of existing MTFs and exchanges, can they easily get involved (to consumers)
  • Application of consumer protection, role of future payment services regulator

Administration notes:
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