On March 29, 2017, Perkins Coie partner Dax Hansen and associate Josh Boehm were invited to the Cyber Initiative at Stanford Law School to deliver a presentation on several cutting-edge legal issues relating to blockchain technology. Their presentation, which focused on blockchain token sales and treatment of bitcoin under property law, is available here.
Blockchain token sales have been a particularly high profile issue in recent months. As explained by Blockchain Capital’s Brock Pierce in an interview with American Banker last week, available here, token sales represent a potential new model for venture capital financing. Perkins Coie attorneys are monitoring this trend and will provide updates on future developments.