The Blockchain Regulatory Environment

The Blockchain Regulatory Environment

Blockchain is the Most In-Demand Hard Skill in 2020. – LinkedIn

The Blockchain Regulatory course provides legal professionals with the tools necessary to be part of a digital future. The course covers the current regulatory environment both in the US and globally. Combing legal and digital agreements in one cohesive process will be another focus of this course. Techniques taught will allow legal professionals to combine their unique domain knowledge with real-world smart contract agreements, offering their clients the best of both worlds.
Topics covered include the basics of blockchain, smart contract technology, and the current regulatory environment US as well as globally. Hands-on examples as well as demonstrations will demystify the phenomenon of “blockchain” and introduce simple but effective strategies related to smart contracts and other part of the Blockchain ecosystem. This course will also focus on the combination of both legal and smart agreements in one cohesive process.

The techniques taught will allow legal professionals to combine their unique domain knowledge with real-world smart contract agreements, offering their clients the best of both worlds.

Questions We’ll Explore

  • Why do power and the source of law matter?
  • Which US states are the most blockchain-friendly?
  • What does European and Asian blockchain regulation look like?
  • How does blockchain regulation differ by use case?

11.5 CLE Credits – Areas of Professional Practice

Courses in this Certificate Program

  • 11 Total Hours
  • OnDemand: 11 Hours
  • LIVE Instructor: 2 Hours+
  • Tuition: $349
Courses in this ProgramHours Delivery Method
Student Orientation 1 HourLIVE Online (optional)
Blockchain Regulatory Environment11 HoursOnDemand - Instructor Supported
Live Instructor AMA1 Hour +LIVE Online (optional)

Upcoming LIVE Instruction Dates

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Blockchain Regulatory Environment Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this intensive program, participants will be able to:

Understanding the basics of blockchain and the need for regulation;

Identify the challenges of regulating a Decentralized Autonomous Organization (DAO);

Breakdown existing US, European and International Laws and Regulations;

Comprehend anticipated regulation as blockchain technology changes how we live and work

Certificate of Completion

  • Blockchain Regulatory Environment – 11 Hours

Exam Preparation: 

Blockchain Regulatory Environment course material covers 25% of the focus areas for the W3CB Blockchain Legal Professional Level 2 Certification Exam Competencies.


No prior blockchain or computer programming experience required. Recommended: Prior experience as a Lawyer,Paralegel, Legal Assistant, or in Regulatation. Graduates and existing Law students are well suited for this course.

Target Audience

This program is designed for Legal and Regulatory professionals in a variety of job functions who are looking to help their organization leverage blockchain technologies. Specific job titles that would benefit from this program include: Lawyer, Counsel, Regulatory Affiars, Quality Assurance, Paralegal, Solicitor, Litigation Executive, Barrister, Judge, IT Systems Manager, and other legal professionals looking to broaden their skills in this high-demand field while leveraging their unique domain expertise.

Course Content

Module 1: Introduction and Use Cases

  • Course Introduction
  • Blockchain Use Cases

Module 2: US Regulatory Environment

  • Branches of Power
  • U.S. Law Exercises
  • U.S. Silent Agencies
  • U.S. Vocal Agencies
  • The Federal Reserve System
  • FinCEN and The OCC
  • Use Case Review
  • US States Exercises

Module 3: European Regulatory Environment

  • Intro to Europe
  • The European Union
  • European Institutions
  • European Agencies
  • EEA and EFTA
  • The Eurozone
  • European Monetary Policy
  • The ECB
  • European Union Exercises
  • European Countries Exercises

Module 4: International

  • International Law
  • U.N. Organizations
  • U.N. Environmental Organizations
  • U.N. Fund Organizations
  • U.N. Financial Organizations
  • Africa
  • The Middle East and Asia
  • Eurasia, Oceana, Americas & Other Int’l Orgs

Module 5: History, Securities, Exchanges and the DAO

  • Glossary Overview
  • Crypto Currencies and The History of
  • Banking in the US
  • The Treasury and The Fed
  • Overview of Securities
  • IPOs and ICOs
  • The Howey Test and The UCC
  • Contract Law
  • The DAO
  • Exchanges
  • Final Exercises and Conclusion

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Program Info

  • Dates: Rolling Enrollment
  • Location: OnDemand & LIVE Online
  • Tuition: $349
  • Tuition Assistance
  • 11 Total Hours
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Additional Information

  • Module Quizzes and Knowledge Checks
  • Guest Lectures & Networking
  • Student Orientation
  • LIVE Online Instructor AMAs
  • Certification Exam Prep

Continuing Law Education

  • 11.5 CLE Credits – Areas of Professional Practice

Certification Competencies

Course content covers 25% of the Focus Area Certification Exam Competencies for the Web3 Certification Board (W3CB) Blockchain Government Advisor Level 2 Certification 2023 Exam.

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Certification Tracks



  • Web3 Foundations
  • Blockchain Foundations
  • Blockchain for Lawyers
  • Data Protection Regulation: GDPR, CPRA/CCPA
  • Exam Voucher: W3CB Blockchain Legal Professional Level 1 Certification (AI Proctored)
  • Blockchain Regulatory Environment
  • Blockchain Enterprise Strategy
  • Key Management
  • AML/KYC Essentials
  • Bank Secrecy Act and Anti-money Laundering
  • Information Security and Cyber Risk Awareness
  • OFAC Compliance Essentials
  • Exam Voucher: W3CB Blockchain Legal Professional Level 2 Certification (AI Proctored)