Blockchain and Virtual Currency: Tax Issues Workshop

A Steptoe and Coin Center sponsored event
September 12, 2017
Steptoe's Washington Office

Please join Steptoe and Coin Center on Tuesday, September 12 for a half-day workshop on the current and future tax issues associated with blockchain and virtual currency.

The program will feature a presentation on blockchain technology by Jonathan Johnson, President of Medici Ventures and Director of, and a presentation on legislative developments, including the work of the Congressional Blockchain Caucus. The program will also include discussions about tax compliance and structuring investments.



Tuesday, September 12, 2017


11:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. 
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Registration 
12:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. - Lunch and Program
4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. - Cocktail Reception and Networking


Steptoe & Johnson LLP
1330 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036

Topics for Discussion:

  • What is blockchain technology and where is it going?

  • Current tax compliance issues for virtual currencies

  • Structuring blockchain investments

  • Current legislative initiatives


Keynote Speakers:

  • Jonathan Johnson, President, Medici Ventures and Director,

  • Eve Lieberman, Chief of Staff to Representative Jared Polis

Additional speakers:

  • Cameron Arterton, Of Counsel, Steptoe

  • Jerry Brito, Executive Director, Coin Center

  • John Cobb, Associate, Steptoe

  • Alan Cohn, Of Counsel, Steptoe

  • Amy Davine Kim, Global Policy Director and General Counsel, Digital Chamber of Commerce
  • James Lang, Libra Tax
  • Ruth Madrigal, Partner, Steptoe

  • Aaron Nocjar, Partner, Steptoe

  • Jason Weinstein, Partner, Steptoe

  • Lisa Zarlenga, Partner, Steptoe

CLE credit is pending in AZ, CA, NY, and VA.