Cryptocurrency as an Alternative to Traditional Capital - Postponed till further notice
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
1100 N. Glebe St.
Arlington, Virginia 22201
1st Floor Delaware/Pennsylvania Room (Those arriving via Metro or cab at the front door after 6 PM, please call 202-521-7917 for access. Those arriving by car - please park anywhere on the first level of the parking garage. Once in the building, take the elevator to the Lobby/1st floor)

Capital Area Chapter Members:  $35

Non Capital Area Chapter Members & Guests:  $45


Raising coin has the potential to be bigger than equity, as recent headlines will attest. But is cryptocurrency a legitimate capital-raising vehicle? Will Initial Coin Offerings outpace IPOs? Is crypto all hype or is it going to change the world? How are coin or tokens different from equity (if indeed they are)?


Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the potential impact of Initial Coin Offerings and the "tokenization of everything"
  • Hear real-world examples of large-scale coin or token raises
  • Weigh perspectives from both the "traditional" and "disruptive" camps
  • Understand regulatory trends


Our speaker scored high remarks at NIRI's 2018 Annual Conference.

Sara Hanks, co-founder and CEO of CrowdCheck, is an attorney with over 30 years of experience in the corporate and securities field. CrowdCheck provides due diligence, disclosure and compliance services for online capital formation. Its services help entrepreneurs and project sponsors through the disclosure and due diligence process, give investors the information they need to make an informed investment decision and avoid fraud and help intermediaries avoid liability.

Sara's prior position was General Counsel of the bipartisan Congressional Oversight Panel, the overseer of the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP). Prior to that, Sara spent many years as a partner of Clifford Chance, one of the world's largest law firms.  While at Clifford Chance, she advised on capital markets transactions and corporate matters for companies throughout the world.  Sara began her career with the London law firm Norton Rose. She later joined the Securities and Exchange Commission and as Chief of the Office of International Corporate Finance led the team drafting regulations that put into place a new generation of rules governing the capital-raising process.

Sara received her law degree from Oxford University and is a member of the New York and DC bars and a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales. She serves as co-Chair of the SEC's Advisory Council on Small and Emerging Companies. She holds a Series 65 securities license as a registered investment advisor. Sara is an aunt, Army wife, skier, cyclist, gardener and animal lover.