Biography 

Caitlin Long is a 22-year Wall Street veteran who has been active in bitcoin and blockchain since 2012. She has been leading the charge to make her native state of Wyoming an oasis for blockchain companies in the US, where she helped Wyoming enact 13 blockchain-enabling laws in 2018 and 2019. From 2016-18 she jointly spearheaded a blockchain project for delivering market index data to Vanguard as chairman and president of Symbiont, an enterprise blockchain start-up. Caitlin ran Morgan Stanley’s pension solutions business (2007-2016), held senior roles at Credit Suisse (1997-2007) and began her career at Salomon Brothers (1994-1997). She is a graduate of Harvard Law School (JD, 1994), the Kennedy School of Government (MPP, 1994) and the University of Wyoming (BA, 1990).

Course Title
Backwards Compatibility with the Legal System

Course Description
“Code is law” is a mantra frequently cited by blockchain developers. While that might work for your project, it may also run afoul of existing laws that could get you into trouble. This session will explore regulatory pitfalls that blockchain developers may face in building your projects, and will help you understand them so you can navigate them effectively. This won’t be legal advice!

You’ll explore the major legal issues that blockchain developers might face–especially KYC/AML (know-your-customer & anti-money laundering) laws and securities laws. The session will focus on US laws (since they have reach outside the US) but will also include international laws.