February 18 in the State Duma of the Russian Federation begins the training of a new group of students of the Blockchain Lawyers supplementary education program “Legal basis and legal practice of working with cryptocurrency and blockchain projects.” Training for the program during the month will be held in the REU named after G.V. Plekhanov.
The educational project Blockchain Lawyers (BCL) is one year old, the course trains lawyers to work with blockchain technology products, and also helps to sort out new legal relationships for the provision of legal services that arise in all branches of law in the implementation of advanced technologies.
At the beginning of the BCL program, students learn the technical basics of cryptography and encryption, the basics of blockchain technology and the tools built on it (cryptocurrency and tokens, mining, ICO, STO, TGI, smart contracts, etc.). After that, they smoothly proceed to study the legal aspects of the topic. Co-founder of the program, managing partner of the law firm Effective Business Resources, Alexander Zhuravlev, notes
“We are reviewing the specific legislation in detail, reviewing the activities of regulatory bodies in Russia and other jurisdictions (CIS, EU, USA, etc.) – bills, regulations, law enforcement and judicial practice, including discussing the protection of PD, identification, choice of jurisdiction, AML / CFT, taxation and criminal law ”.
A separate unit within the course is devoted to the study of the application of technologies in various areas of production and in government agencies – students understand the topic on the example of real business cases of companies implementing their activities in the field of blockchain technologies Waves, LavkaLavka, Bitfury, etc.
Excursion events are also included in the educational program – for the first time in the course of the course, an excursion to the Skolkovo Technopark will be organized in the new year, where students will look at the topic of innovations and modern technologies in the field of law and LegalTech. In addition, students within the course attend the State Duma, the Federation Council of the Russian Federation, the Mail.Ru Group company.
A unique feature of the program is that from the very first day of training each student gets access to a closed communication platform, where all course materials are available – current lectures of his stream, previous and new lectures of the future flow, as well as additional practical materials.
Moreover, after passing the exam and obtaining a state sample certificate for advanced training of the PRUE. G.V. Plekhanov students become part of the BCL community, continue to actively interact with the founders, teachers, and fellow graduates of the course. They exchange practices, prepare analytical materials, write their own and joint articles at the request of specialized media, and also participate in forums and conferences. The existence of such a community can improve the quality of legal services in the digital economy.