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Felix Shipkevich Will Speak at The Federal Bar Association Blockchain Panel

Posted on September 11, 2018 at 1:46 pm by


Felix Shipkevich, Principal of Shipkevich PLLC, has been invited to speak at The Federal Bar Association for their Annual Meeting Convention in New York City. The panel takes place from 3:30-4:30pm on Thursday, September 13 entitled Blockchain: From Innovation to Regulation. He will join top attorneys and executives in the panel and will address Regulatory approaches to decentralized ledger technology and obstacles to over come. Mr. Shipkevich has spoken nationally in financial technology conferences and CLEs as he maintains an active practice focusing on providing legal and regulatory services in the payments, commodities, derivatives and foreign areas of law.

Tremendous innovation has taken place in applications for blockchain technologies and cryptocurrencies. Blockchain could benefit numerous industries and forever change the way business is conducted on a global scale. With blockchain innovation, many new legal challenges are created and more strict regulation seems to be on the horizon, with recent statements from governing bodies like the SEC and CFTC regarding token offerings as securities. In this panel, expert speakers will discuss blockchain, current regulatory measures that are already underway and address challenges facing attorneys who are practicing in the blockchain and cryptocurrency technology space. They will also address some best practices for legal evaluation of blockchain technologies, ICOs and cryptocurrency as well as address what may be in store for the future of blockchain regulators and innovators.

Felix Shipkevich has addressed Cryptocurrency regulations and compliance topics at the state, national, and international level providing counsel and advisory to clients in the FinTech space. He is regularly involved with both national and cross-border financial services regulatory issues including representing clients investigated by regulatory bodies such as the, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) , National Futures Association (NFA),  Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and Federal Trade Commission (FTC).

The Federal Bar Association’s 2018 Annual Meeting and Convention will be located at the New York Marriott Downtown, situated in the heart of NYC’s Financial District.  For more information please visit the event page here.

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