Seward & Kissel’s 2021 Blockchain Symposium

November 11th

Seward & Kissel’s Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Group held it’s inaugural Blockchain Symposium on Wednesday, November 10th.

This year’s Symposium highlighted thought-provoking discussions with industry leaders addressing the key challenges impacting the blockchain and cryptocurrency industries.

The Symposium included speaker panels covering cutting edge legal, compliance, and business issues impacting the industry, including sanctions and anti-money laundering, a view from regulated institutions, and the emergence of decentralized finance and how it can operate within existing financial regulations.

Please see below for panel details, along with links to the on-demand panel discussions.

Financial Crimes: New Challenges Impacting the Crypto and Blockchain Industries *CLE

  • Mike Carter, Chief Compliance Officer, Bittrex
  • Elena Hughes, Chief Compliance Officer, Gemini
  • Minakshi Yerra, Global Head of AML/Sanctions, Ripple
  • Moderated by Andrew Jacobson, Associate, Seward & Kissel

The Importance of Regulated Exchanges and Intermediaries *CLE

  • Ji Kim, Associate General Counsel & Head of Regulatory Affairs, Gemini
  • Marissa MacDonald, Chief Compliance Officer, Fidelity Digital Assets
  • Leighton Dellinger, Senior Regulatory Counsel, Paxos
  • Matthew Trudeau, Chief Operating Officer, ErisX
  • Moderated by Casey Jennings, Associate, Seward & Kissel

Structured Finance in DeFi *CLE

  • Avtar Sehra, President of Nivaura
  • Sébastien Derivaux, Head of Senior Tranches of Securitizations, MakerDao
  • Anthony Tu-Sekine, Partner, Seward & Kissel
  • Moderated by Akiva Dubrofsky, CEO of Akiva Capital Management LLC and Member of Maker Open Market Committee

Keynote Address by Anthony Scaramucci, Founder and Managing Partner of SkyBridge


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