Certified Blockchain Legal & Regulatory Professional





Blockchain Legal Professional Course Details

Web3 Foundations Course

Module 1: Understanding what Web3 is

  • Overview of Web3 features and architecture
  • The history of Web1 and Web2
  • Characteristics of Web3
  • Decentralization
  • Terminology

Module 2: Why Web3

  • Data is the New Oil
  • Why Web3 Matters
  • The Purpose of Web3
  • The flow of Talent to Web3
  • The transfer of Value from Web2 to Web3

Module 3: Web3 and the Metaverse

  • What is the Metaverse
  • Technologies of the Metaverse

Module 4: Blockchain Fundamentals

  • Blockchain is Not Bitcoin
  • Blockchain Definitions
  • History of Blockchain
  • Properties of Blockchain
  • 10 Key Concepts of Blockchain
  • How does Blockchain Work?
  • Consensus Types
  • Mining and Verification
  • Smart Contracts

Module 5: Understanding DeFi

  • What is DeFi
  • DeFi vs Traditional Finance
  • DeFi Activities
  • DeFi Risks

Module 6: Challenges, Risks and Ethics of Web3

  • Advantages of Web3
  • Challenges of Web3
  • Speed of Web3

Module 7: What comes after Web3?

  • What is Web3
  • Is there a Web4 and what is it
  • Is there a Web5

Blockchain Foundations Course

Module 1: Blockchain Background and Basics

  • Blockchain History
  • How Blockchain Works
  • What are the Properties of a Blockchain?

Module 2: Different Types of Blockchains

  • Private vs. Public Blockchains
  • Permissioned vs. Permissionless
  • Public vs. Private vs Hybrid Discussion

Module 3: Consensus

  • Consensus Mechanisms
  • Consensus Protocols – 14 examples

Module 4: Cryptography and Hashing

  • Machine/Mathematical Cryptography
  • Hash Function Properties

Module 5: Smart Contracts

  • Intensive Smart Contracts
  • Advantages and Disadvantages of Smart Contracts
  • Blockchain Oracles

Module 6: Blockchain Wallets

Module 7: Pros and Cons

Module 8: Public Blockchain-Based Applications

Module 9: Blockchain and Crypto Regulation

  • Regulatory Opportunity and Challenges
  • Global Regulations
  • Regulatory View of Bitcoin

Module 10: Regulatory Reporting

Module 11: Distributed Autonomous Organizations

  • The DAO – Distributed Autonomous Organization
  • The DAO Attack – Legal and Other Issues

Module 12: Blockchain Today

Module 13: The Trilemma

Blockchain for Lawyers

Module 1: Blockchain Overview

  • An Overview of Blockchain
  • Cryptography & Exchange of Value
  • Definitions, Ledgers, Mining and Participants
  • Securities & Smart Contracts

Module 2: Regulatory Environment Overview, by region

  • US State Laws
  • European Union
  • Europe cont. & Intl. Developments
  • International Agencies
  • International cont. & Other Noteworthy Jurisdictions

Module 3: Cryptocurrency, Securities, Governance and Exchanges

  • Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency
  • Cryptocurrency (continued) & Securities
  • Securities (continued) and ICOs \
  • ICOs cont. and Intro to Rewards & Tokens
  • Corporate Governance and (The/A) DAO

Data Protection Regulation: GDPR, CPRA/CCPA

Module 1: Introduction to Data Privacy and GDPR

  • Overview of data privacy laws and regulations
  • Understanding the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and its key provisions
  • Identifying personal data and GDPR’s territorial scope
  • Role of data protection officer and GDPR’s fines and penalties

Module 2: GDPR Compliance

  • GDPR’s principles of data processing
  • GDPR’s rights of data subjects
  • GDPR’s accountability and governance requirements
  • GDPR’s data security and data breach notification requirements

Module 3: Module: Understanding the Digital Services Act (DSA)

  • Overview of the Digital Services Act (DSA) and its key provisions
  • Identifying the scope of the DSA and how it applies to organizations
  • Understanding the DSA’s obligations for online platforms and digital services providers
  • DSA’s provisions for removing illegal content online, including hate speech and terrorist content
  • DSA’s provisions for ensuring online safety, including measures to protect children from harmful content
  • DSA’s provisions for tackling disinformation and ensuring transparency of online political advertising
  • How to comply with the DSA’s rules and requirements

Module 4: Understanding the Digital Markets Act (DMA)

  • Overview of the Digital Markets Act (DMA) and its key provisions
  • Identifying the scope of the DMA and how it applies to organizations
  • Understanding the DMA’s definition of gatekeepers and how it applies to companies
  • DMA’s provisions for preventing harmful practices such as self-preferencing, discriminatory treatment and margin squeeze
  • DMA’s provisions for ensuring fair and open access to services and data
  • DMA’s provisions for preventing gatekeepers to leverage their market power to the detriment of businesses and consumers
  • Understanding the role of the regulatory authority established to monitor and enforce compliance
  • How to comply with the DMA’s rules and requirements

Module 5: CPRA and CCPA

  • Overview of the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA)
  • Understanding the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)
  • Identifying the similarities and differences between GDPR, CPRA and CCPA
  • How to comply with CPRA and CCPA

Module 6: Other US State Privacy Laws

  • US State Privacy Laws

Module 7: Blockchain and Web3: Data Protection and Privacy

  • Overview of blockchain technology and the web3 ecosystem
  • Understanding the unique challenges and opportunities that blockchain and web3 present for data protection and privacy
  • Analysis of the key features of blockchain technology that impact data protection and privacy, such as immutability, decentralization, and transparency
  • Identifying the different types of data that can be stored on a blockchain, and the privacy implications of each
  • Discussion of current privacy solutions for blockchain and web3, such as zero-knowledge proofs and homomorphic encryption
  • Analysis of the regulatory landscape for blockchain and web3, including existing laws and proposed regulations
  • Best practices for data protection and privacy in a blockchain and web3 context, including data minimization, access controls, and monitoring
  • Case studies and practical exercises to apply the concepts and strategies learned in real-world scenarios

Module 8: Data Privacy in Practice

  • Best practices for data privacy compliance
  • Implementing data privacy policies and procedures
  • Conducting data privacy impact assessments
  • Handling data subject access requests

Module 9: Data Privacy in the Future

  • Understanding upcoming data privacy regulations
  • Discussing data privacy trends and challenges
  • Preparing for future data privacy developments
  • Review of the program and next steps for ongoing data privacy compliance


Enterprise Blockchain Strategy Course

Module 1: Basics of Blockchain Part 1

Module 2: Basics of Blockchain Part 2

Module 3: Understanding Smart Contracts

Module 4: Blockchain Security / Risk

Module 5: Understanding ICO’s and Cryptocurrencies

Module 6: DAO (Distributed Autonomous Organizations)

Module 7: Use case examples of how blockchains are being used today

Module 8: Blockchain Use case Solution Workshop

Module 9: Blockchain Pros and Cons

Module 10: Barriers to Adoption

Module 11: How to prepare your firm for blockchain;

Module 12: Regulatory Impact on Blockchain

Module 13: What does Blockchain Future Look Like?

Module 14: Leading in a Technological Disruptive Market


Key Management

Module 1: Key Management Overview

  • Introduction to Key Management
  • Public Key Cryptography

Module 2: Key Generation

Module 3: Key Management and Storage

Module 4: Risks

  • Risks of Poor Private Key Security
  • Third-Party Key Storage

Module 1 – Introduction to the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) and Anti-Money Laundering (AML) regulations

  • History
  • Purpose of BSA and AML

Module 2 – Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN)

  • Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN)
  • Oversight of Virtual Currencies
  • Technical Assistance provided by Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN)
  • Other Regulatory Agencies SEC, CFTC and DFS

Module 3 – Role of financial institutions in detecting and reporting money laundering and terrorism financing activities

  • Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs)
  • Reasonable Suspicion

Module 4 – Responsibilities of financial institutions under the BSA and AML regulations

  • Responsibilities

Module 5 – Penalties for non-compliance with the BSA and AML regulations

  • Examples of Civil Penalties
  • Examples of Civil Penalties for Crypto Exchanges
  • Examples of Criminal Penalties
  • Examples of Civil Penalties for Crypto Exchanges

Module 6 – Best practices for compliance with the BSA and AML regulations

Information Security and Cyber Risk Awareness

Module 1: Introduction to Information Security and Cyber Risk

  • Understanding Information Security: Definition and importance.
  • Cyber Risk: Definition, types, and impact on businesses
  • Key concepts: Confidentiality, Integrity, and Availability (CIA)
  • Common threats and vulnerabilities
  • Real-life examples of cyber-attacks and their consequences

Module 2: Cyber Risk Assessment and Management

  • Risk assessment: Identifying and prioritizing risks
  • Risk management: Mitigation, transfer, acceptance, and avoidance
  • Developing a cybersecurity framework
  • Security policies and procedures
  • Incident response planning and execution

Module 3: Securing Networks and Systems

  • Network security fundamentals: Firewalls, VPNs, and intrusion detection
  • Securing endpoints: Antivirus, antimalware, and patch management
  • Authentication and access control: Password policies, multi-factor authentication, and biometrics
  • Encryption and secure communication
  • Cloud security and securing remote access

Module 4: Social Engineering and User Awareness

  • Social engineering techniques: Phishing, pretexting, and baiting
  • Recognizing and responding to social engineering attacks
  • The role of user awareness in information security
  • Best practices for online safety and data protection
  • Creating a security-aware culture within an organization

Module 5: Regulatory Compliance and Emerging Technologies

  • Overview of regulatory frameworks: GDPR, HIPAA, and PCI-DSS
  • Ensuring compliance and avoiding penalties
  • The impact of emerging technologies on information security: IoT, AI, and blockchain
  • Future trends in cybersecurity
  • Continual improvement and staying up-to-date in a rapidly evolving landscape

OFAC Compliance Essentials

Module 1 – Introduction to OFAC

  • Definition and overview of the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC)
  • OFAC’s Role in Enforcing Economic and Trade Sanctions
  • Legal Authority and Jurisdiction of OFAC
  • Types of Sanctions Programs Administered by OFAC

Module 2 – Legal and regulatory framework for OFAC compliance

  • Relevant Laws and Executive Orders
  • OFAC Regulations and Guidance
  • OFAC penalties

Module 3 – OFAC compliance policies and procedures

  • Senior Management Commitment
  • Developing and Implementing an OFAC Compliance Program
  • Testing and Auditing
  • Training
  • Root Causes of OFAC Sanctions Compliance Program Breakdowns
  • OFAC Monitoring and Review Process
  • Screening for Sanctioned Parties
  • Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirements

Module 4 – Best practices for OFAC compliance in Financial Services

  • Best Practices

Module 5 – Challenges and common pitfalls in OFAC compliance

  • Challenges
  • Navigating Complex and Evolving Sanctions Regimes
  • Dealing with Ambiguities and Uncertainties in OFAC Guidance
  • Managing Third-Party Risk

Module 6 – Prohibited Transactions

  • Examples of prohibited transactions

Module 7 – Case studies and examples of OFAC enforcement actions

  • OFAC Financial Sector Enforcement Actions
  • Recent Real-world Examples of Recent OFAC Enforcement Cases
  • Enforcement Actions Against Crypto Exchanges
  • Lessons Learned from these Cases

Module 8 – Conclusion and wrap-up

  • Summary of Key Points
  • Future Developments and Ongoing Challenges in OFAC Compliance