Blockchain and the Crypto Economy

The spring 2018 symposium of the University of St. Thomas Journal of Law and Public Policy

Date & Time:

Wednesday, March 28, 2018
10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Wednesday, March 28, 2018; 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.



University of St. Thomas School of Law
Room 235
1101 Harmon Place
Minneapolis, MN 55403


CLE application pending. 

Blockchain technology has proven to be effective in disrupting existing industries and providing solutions for the common good. Studies show that 2018 will be a year of mass adaptation of this technology in both the private and public sector.

The inevitableness of a move towards a crypto-economy has called into question the role of the law and current systems in governing blockchain technology. It has made evident that our current systems and infrastructure are not effective or capable of providing solutions to these issues with blockchain technology. This raises the issue of how to regulate this disruptive innovation without hindering its advancement and adaptation.

This symposium examines these issues and possible solutions. By highlighting the importance of this technology and its disruptive impact, this symposium proposes a much-needed solution that will ensure the future success of blockchain technology.


10:00 a.m.-10:45 a.m. — Wulf Kaal, Blockchain Innovation and the Law
10:45 a.m.-11:30 a.m. — Carla Reyes, CryptoLaw and Decentralized Regulation
11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. — Kaal & Reyes, General Discussion on Blockchain and the Law
12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. — Melinda Woolf, Blockchain for good
1:00 p.m.-1:45 p.m. — Craig Calcaterra, Issues with Blockchain
1:45 p.m.-2:30 p.m. — Vlad Andrei, Tech/Coding Solutions for Crypto Platforms
2:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. — Kaal, Calcaterra, & Andrei, Verified Reputation for the Crypto Evolution

All programs offered by the University of St. Thomas shall be readily accessible to individuals with disabilities. For details, call (651) 962-6315.