HTS- Fintech and Blockchain webinar: The Internet of Money: How Cryptocurrency is Utilized, Protected and Valued
Blockchains are secure, verifiable, distributed databases that create the foundation for Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. While cryptocurrencies have captured media attention due to their wild pricing swings at the hands of speculative investors, these digital assets have come a long way from the early days of the Dark Web. Cryptocurrencies are the foundation for new funding mechanisms, such as initial coin offerings (ICOs), as well as ambitious initiatives led by world tech giants towards a unified digital world currency, as exemplified by Facebook’s Libra Blockchain initiative. This webinar will focus on the potential of Cryptocurrency to create the future “Internet of Money”: who are the key players, what are the application areas, what type of IP rights have been created, and how can these digital assets be valued.
• Common applications and use-cases for Blockchain technology and cryptocurrency
• The current Blockchain patent landscape in the US and abroad, with a focus on cryptocurrency and fintech
• Coins and Tokens: definitions and regulatory environment
• Valuation approaches in Token Presales and Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs): case studies