AMA: A Primer on Initial Coin Offerings, Blockchain and Cryptocurrency
09 Mar 2018 10:00am - 11:30am
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AMA: A Primer on Initial Coin Offerings, Blockchain and Cryptocurrency

09 Mar 2018 10:00am - 11:30am

Mettā, 21/F California Tower, 30-32 d'aguilar Street, Central Free Event
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2017 was, by some accounts and for the tech community: the “Year of the ICO”!

At this “Ask Me Anything” (AMA), we will talk about some of the legal, regulatory and commercial issues in connection with making an Initial Coin Offering.

An ICO (Initial Coin Offering) provides for an alternate means of fundraising for technology start-ups, particularly blockchain-based ones. Developers sell a percentage of a previously publicly unavailable cryptocurrency to early backers of the project in exchange for fiat currency or other cryptocurrencies of immediate, liquid value.

Takeaways:

Gain an overview of, and the link between, an ICO, blockchain & cryptocurrencies
Latest trends of ICO launches and a risk-reward analysis of investments in an ICO
Understand the consequences of ICO boom for the cryptocurrency industry and venture capital financing
Learn from real use cases and case studies from a tri-qualified corporate lawyer who has worked on 12 ICOs in Singapore and overseas
Followed by Q&A and networking

[About the speaker]

Azmul Haque is a senior international business lawyer who has over 15 years experience in private practice. He is Managing Director of prominent Singaporean law firm Collyer Law and was named "Top 40 under 40" lawyer, according to Asian Legal Business. He represents many startups, including FinTech and Cryptocurrency clients, and has worked on 12 ICOs in Singapore and overseas. Collyer Law has been ranked "leading regional firm for India-related business" as well as shortlisted for "Technology, Media and Telecommunications Law Firm of the Year". Azmul is CEO/Founder of LegalTech startup FirstCOUNSEL and became an entrepreneur to disrupt BigLaw, even if in a small way.

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