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USD Knudson School of Law Hosts Forum on Cryptocurrency

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The University of South Dakota Knudson School of Law, in partnership with Plains Commerce Bank, is set to host the “Five O’Clock Forum: The Core of Cryptocurrency” at the Hilton Garden Inn Sioux Falls Downtown on Feb. 3 from 5-7 p.m.
Neil Fulton, dean of the law school, will moderate the Q&A forum with USD alumnus Kyle Pickner ’11, B.B.A., Plains Commerce Bank chief trust officer. They will discuss several aspects of cryptocurrency, including the role of digital assets in traditional financial institutions, regulations surrounding digital assets, security of digital assets and blockchain technology, and the crypto job market.
“Crypto presents a lot of complicated questions for lawyers, bankers, businesspeople and investors,” Fulton said. “This program will explore the banking and regulatory aspects of cryptocurrency.”
Those interested in learning about cryptocurrency and how digital currency is affecting financial institutions are encouraged to attend.
“Anyone who may be considering investments in cryptocurrency, working with banking or in regulatory settings will have an opportunity to hear the latest developments and present questions,” Fulton said. “The event will also provide a networking opportunity for everyone engaged in law and business in South Dakota.”
This event is open to the public and free to attend. Appetizers and drinks will be provided.
USD’s Knudson School of Law prepares students for leadership in the administration of justice in South Dakota, including in rural areas where the demand is great, and for private practice, public service, business and other law-related endeavors anywhere. Its joint degree program allows students to also earn one of nine master’s degrees within the traditional three-year law curriculum, which includes course tracks in business, commercial, constitutional, criminal, employment, environmental, Indian, real estate and tax law as well as civil litigation and estate planning.
Founded in 1862 and the first university in the Dakotas, the University of South Dakota is the only public liberal arts university in the state, with 202 undergraduate and 84 graduate programs in the College of Arts & Sciences, School of Education, Knudson School of Law, Sanford School of Medicine, School of Health Sciences, Beacom School of Business and College of Fine Arts. With an enrollment of nearly 10,000 students and more than 400 faculty, USD has a 16:1 student/faculty ratio, and it ranks among the best in academics and affordability. USD’s 18 athletic programs compete at the NCAA Division I level.

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