Monisha A. Coelho will be a featured panelist on “Building for the Future on Blockchain: Panel of Industry Experts — Ensuring your Leadership in Tomorrow’s World,”  hosted by the Association of Information Technology Professionals LA (AITP-LA) on April 28, 2022, at 6:00 PM PDT.

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Paul Brody – Principal and Global Blockchain Leader, Ernst & Young
Bhargav Perepa – Blockchain IT Architect/ Specialist, IBM
Monisha Coelho – Partner – Business, Real Estate, India (Crypto), AlvaradoSmith Law
More to Come

The world of Blockchain is evolving rapidly – from Bitcoin Layer 2.0/ layer 3.0 to Ethereum Layer 2.0 platforms like Polygon and Solana. There are private platforms like Hyperledger Fabric. And now there are fast-developing decentralized finance (DeFi) solutions. Ethereum and its Layer 2 networks represent 75% of all DeFi dollars, 95% of all NFTs, and three to 10 times the number of software developers than other ecosystems.

The choice of platform is a crucial one in application development – and will directly impact the success of your venture. Mainstream adoption of Blockchain will mirror the growth cycles of cloud, enterprise software, and personal computing – 15 to 25 years of 25-35% growth. The Blockchain financial ecosystem is estimated to become 40 times larger than it is today, with market cap of $110 trillion. Now is the time to establish leadership, and your choice of platform is the foundation for trust and future market share.

Some critical factors in selecting a blockchain platform include:
1. The type of application you’re building – requirements, including transaction privacy
2. Scalability and throughput of the platform, “gas” costs.
3. Adoption rate: the strength of the community, Services offered by the ecosystem
4. Development standards and processes.

Our speakers will share insights into these things, including
• Private vs Public – Should you utilize both private (permissioned) and public blockchains, or simply build securely on public blockchains and infrastructure?
• Benefits – The standout capabilities of DLT / blockchains, their unique value, and risks
• Current Trends/ Strategies in blockchain development, tools and process
• Designing for decentralization – thinking in native blockchain terms (not easy)
• Designing for privacy – for smart contracts, both privacy of transfer details and of business logic
• Integration of blockchain into existing applications.
• Governance rules/ protocols – development, support, and release management.

There are also significant legal considerations for blockchain transactions, and we’ll hear about those elements as well:
• Jurisdictional/regulatory issues – transactions may span many locations across the world.
• Intellectual property – limitations of open-source licenses, plus the need for patent safeguards.
• Smart contracts – developer responsibilities for code which malfunctions or operates in a manner not intended by the parties to a transaction.
• Product acceptance — defining the stage at which acceptance occurs.

This will be a fantastic conversation with many practical takeaways. Join us for insights on technologies which are forming a foundation for the business landscape of the future.

Monisha Coelho represents clients – from startups to multinational corporations – in commercial and corporate matters and litigation before state and federal courts. Monisha is a data security and privacy attorney advising companies on CCPA and CPRA compliance, enforcement, risk mitigation, and litigation. She is licensed to practice law in India and advises clients on cross-border US-India business transactions, litigation, and data privacy matters.

For more information and to register, please visit the Association of Information Technology Professionals LA (AITP-LA) event registration page.

DISCLAIMER: The information contained herein is intended for informational purposes only and should not be construed as professional counsel or legal advice. Seek legal counsel for advice with respect to any legal matter. The information in this document may not reflect the most current developments as the subject matter is extremely fluid and may change daily. The content and interpretation of the issues addressed herein are subject to change.