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The Rise of ICOs: Opportunities and Risks

New York, NY | October 16, 2018

Over the past few years, the initial coin offering (ICO) has been on the rise. This relatively new method of early stage financing in which digital tokens or coins are issued instead of stock in a company has garnered significant scrutiny among regulators as the tokens or coins and the offering of such digital assets could be securities or commodities and traditional regulations and investor protection mechanisms are not routinely observed by early adopters. There is also significant uncertainty around taxation of funds raised by ICOs and whether D&O and other insurance policies will provide coverage for claims relating to an ICO. 

The panel will discuss the current regulatory landscape around ICOs, the potential opportunities and risks involved in pursuing such an offering and provide practical insights from the market in this emerging area of innovation. 

6:30 PM - 7:00 PM: Registration and Networking
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM: Program
8:00 PM - 8:30 PM: Networking Speakers: There is no cost to attend. Space is limited.


  • Peter Engleman | Chief Operating Officer, Portion
  • Grianne McNamara | Principal, PwC
  • Lori Smith | Partner, White and Williams LLP


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