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Understanding BitCoin

Cleveland State University’s Cleveland-Marshall College of Law will host an all-day symposium, Blockchain Law & Technology, on Friday, April 6. The symposium, which will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at C|M|LAW, 1801 Euclid Ave.,  is presented by the Cleveland State Law Review in partnership with the IoT Collaborative, C|M|LAW's Center for Cybersecurity and Privacy Protection and BakerHostetler.

The symposium features national legal, regulatory, business and technology experts who will explore the rapidly evolving hype and reality of blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies such as BitCoin, as well as how policies and laws can be reformed to meet the challenges created by this new industry.

It will feature a keynote address from Haimera Workie, senior director of the Office of Emerging Regulatory Issues at the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, which focuses on analyzing new and emerging risks and trends related to the securities market. Previously, Workie served as deputy associate director in the Division of Trading and Markets at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and as counsel to SEC Chair Mary Schapiro.

Paid registration is required for the 7.25-hour program. For more information, visit