The ICO Goldrush: Is it a scam, a bubble or an important new financing technique? (2 March 2018)

The Asian Institute of International Financial Law (AIIFL) is co-organizing a Seminar with King & Wood Mallesons Hong Kong:

The ICO Goldrush
Is it a scam, a bubble or an important new financing technique?

Friday, 2 March 2018
8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
King & Wood Mallesons, 13/F Gloucester Tower, The Landmark, Central, Hong Kong

The growth of Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) is accelerating and has quickly become a global phenomenon. In the past 18 months more than 1,000 ICOs have raised more than USD 3 Billion.

Join us for a breakfast seminar that explored the benefits and implications of the growing use of ICOs and their potential impact on fundraising systems and structures.

The seminar covered:
– The three major types of ICOs
– The challenge ICOs represent for regulators
– The wildly different approaches taken by regulators globally towards ICOs
– The findings to be drawn from an analysis of the presenters’ database of over 400 ICOs globally

Professor Ross P Buckley is the King & Wood Mallesons Professor of International Finance Law, and a Scientia Professor, at UNSW Sydney. He has consulted to the Asian Development Bank and to government departments in Australia, Indonesia, Vietnam and the US. He has twice been a Fulbright Scholar, at Yale and Duke.

Professor Douglas W Arner is the Kerry Holdings Professor in Law at the University of Hong Kong and one of the world’s leading experts on the intersection of finance, regulation and technology. He is a member of the Hong Kong Financial Services Development Council and a Senior Visiting Fellow at both Melbourne and Harvard.

Hong Kong Law Society CPD accreditation has been sought for one point.