Regulatory and Operational Update on Crypto Assets

Date: Friday, March 16, 2018 Time: 12:00pm - 1:30pm EST

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  • The future of blockchain & crypto assets
  • Lessons learned from seasoned professionals who guide hundreds of clients on fund related matters
  • How to structure an ICO (understanding "tokenomics" as well as Reg S and Reg D offerings in the U.S.)
  • How to structure a crypto fund (considering non-U.S. investors and U.S. investors and registering as a CPO v. RIA)
  • U.S. tax issues (receiving tokens as compensation, SAFTs forward contract analysis, withholding on foreign investors, FBAR reports, and the "GILTI" tax)
  • Navigating the U.S. regulatory issues: SEC (custody for RIAs and understanding the Howey Test), CFTC, AML, Federal Reserve, Fincen FINRA, state blue-sky requirements. What are the SEC and CFTC saying exactly? Learn from the experts that are dealing directly with the regulators
  • Structuring considerations based on operational considerations and common issues we see when launching a crypto fund (i.e. valuation, accounting records, side pockets, hard forks/air drops, etc.)


Ian Gobin, Partner, Harneys
Corey McLaughlin, Co-President, Investment Industry Services, Cohen & Company
Cynthia Pedersen, Manager, Tax Advisory Services, Cohen & Company
Daniel Viola, Partner - Head of Regulatory and Compliance Group, Sadis & Goldberg LLP