Disrupting Legal Industry Meetup – ‘Blockchain WTF’
Date: 11th April | Time: 18.30 - 22.00

Kicked off our first Blockchain event with speed networking, beers, pizzas and 4 amazing speakers. Starting with Orlando Conetta, Head of R&D at Pinsent Masons, Casey Kuhlman, CEO of Monax. We then heard from Richard Cohen at Allen & Overy speaking with Vic Arulchandran, COO at Nivaura. And then a snapshot of the global cryptocurrency environment from Charlie Clarence-Smith at Pinsent Masons. Thanks to all who attended and big thanks to Barclays Rise London for hosting us!

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As part of the Legal Geek ‘Disruptive Tech Meetup’ series, we are planning a Meetup to demystify ‘Blockchain WTF.

Dress code = casual. Please read our Ethos before attending this event.

To improve our attendee rate for our meetup events and to allow us to provide drinks and food at this event we are introducing a small fee to attend. We are also offering a student/charity ticket, this discounted ticket is available to students & legal charities ONLY. You must register using a school/university or charity email address.

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Confused about blockchain? Read our Blockchain WTF article here.



  • 18.00 – 18.30: Arrive
  • 18.30 – 18.50: Networking
  • 18.50 – 19.25: 4 x Speakers
  • 19.25 – 19.45: Q&A
  • 19.45 – Finish: Drinks & Pizza


We have TED talk style speakers from across the profession including:

Casey Kuhlman, CEO of Monax a blockchain-based platform for micro-contracting.

Prior to cofounding Monax, Casey was the head of legal information systems at the US Open Data Institute. A lawyer and international development practitioner for nearly a decade, Casey has worked extensively in the Horn of Africa, including co-founding the first law firm in Somaliland. Casey has also been a New York Times bestselling author, an infantry officer in the Marines, and is an avid participant in open source software development.


Charlie Clarence-Smith, Solicitor at Pinsent Masons

Charlie is a financial products and payments solicitor based in Pinsent Masons’ London office, with a keen interest in emerging regulatory frameworks around the world surrounding crypto-assets and distributed ledger technology. Charlie speaks at conferences, presents to clients and contributes articles for internal and external publications.

Charlie’s paper: Bitcoin, Blockchain and Initial Coin Offerings: A Global Review


Richard Cohen, Senior Associate at Allen & Overy

– speaking with Vic Arulchandran, COO at Nivaura

Richard recently assisted Nivaura to facilitate the issuance of the world’s first fully automated, cryptocurrecy –denominated bond that was also cleared, settled and registered on a public blockchain infrastructure.

As part of the FCA’s sandbox Richard also assisted Nivaura to facilitate the issuance of a sterling denominated bond where fiat currency was successfully tokenised on a public blockchain infrastructure.

Richard recently published a paper on blockchain and cryptocurrency – denominated issuances in IFLR


Orlando Conetta, Head of R&D, Pinsent Masons


We expect this event to sell out. Please register early to avoid disappointment.

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