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Meet us at the Money20/20 Asia Roadshows in Sydney and Melbourne
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Initial Coin Offerings: Key Considerations You Absolutely, Positively Need to Know About Before Launching an ICO

Meet us at the Money20/20 Asia Roadshows in Sydney and Melbourne

Ahead of the Money20/20 Asia conference in March 2018, Money20/20 Asia is partnering with FinTech Australia to showcase the latest FinTech insights of 2017 through a series of Australian Roadshows.

K&L Gates is pleased to be involved with Jim Bulling, Partner, and Daniel Knight, Senior Associate, as panellists at the Sydney and Melbourne Roadshows, respectively.

In Sydney, Jim and his fellow panellists will discuss ‘Data Protection Beyond Identity’, while in Melbourne, Daniel will be part of a panel discussion on ‘The Rise And Fall of Faster Payments Infrastructure’.

Details for each Roadshow can be found below along with registration links for the free events. We hope to see our fellow FinTech enthusiasts there!

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Initial Coin Offerings: Key Considerations You Absolutely, Positively Need to Know About Before Launching an ICO

By Edward Dartley, Anthony R.G. Nolan, Mary Burke Baker, John ReVeal and Amanda M. Katlowitz

Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) have rapidly emerged as the hottest trend in FinTech financing, albeit one that is not without controversy. Put simply, an ICO is a method of fundraising somewhat akin to an initial public offering of securities, except that in an ICO, the fundraiser uses blockchain technology to issue customized cryptocurrencies (commonly known as coins or tokens), typically in exchange for other established cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Ether. The proceeds of an ICO can provide kick-start funding to develop the technology and platforms for the token holder’s access. An ICO that is properly conceived and structured can provide relatively easy transferability of tokens and the potential for those tokens to be traded on exchanges or resold and converted to government-issued legal tender, also known as fiat currency.

The dramatic rise in value of Bitcoin, Ether, and other cryptocurrencies in recent months has generated great interest in this new form of financing, with new players entering the market literally every day and raising millions in new financing in very short offering times. At the same time, ICOs raise a myriad of complex legal issues in the United States and around the world.

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