FinTech Symposium 2017

Please join us February 27th, 2017 as we bring together leading scholars and industry professionals to discuss key legal issues facing the young FinTech sector. The term “FinTech,” broadly describes financial innovations that utilize both the advanced technologies and the “disruption” mindset of startup companies. However, the financial industry has proven difficult to disrupt, as incumbents hold a huge advantage in their ability to navigate strict financial laws and regulations. Meanwhile, lawmakers themselves are wrestling to make room in the financial sector for young companies, while ensuring consumers are protected and financial crises are avoided. Our four panels of experts will discuss these issues as they pertain to four specific areas of FinTech: (1) Cryptocurrency, (2) Dynamic Regulation, (3) Robo-advising, and (4) Digital Banking.

**REGISTRATION IS FULL** Thank you all for your interest. A video recording of the event will be available for viewing after the symposium takes place.

You may read the articles to be discussed here:

Panel 1: Angela Walch, The Path of the Blockchain Lexicon (and the Law)

Panel 2: Wulf A. Kaal, Dynamic Regulation via Contingent Capital and Blockchain Technology

Panel 3: Tom Baker, Regulating Robo Advice Across the Financial Services Industry

Panel 4: John L. Douglas, Old Wine in New Bottles: Bank Investments in Fintech Companies

Boston University School of Law, 765 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215

Monday, February 27th, 2017 from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

You may find the full program with speaker bios here: Symposium Program

RBFL 2017 Agenda - FinTech (1) (2)

In partnership with the Boston University Center for Finance, Law & Policy (

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