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JONI PIROVICH

Hall & Wilcox, Lawyer

Topic:

Challenges and opportunities of decentralisation - what we need to be thinking about now

Abstract:

The legal and economic implications of decentralisation – both nationally and internationally - are not well understood. Other countries are moving quickly ahead with the experimentation and adoption of blockchain technology across government and industry, and by doing so are gaining great insight into the challenges and opportunities of decentralisation.

Whilst the experimentation and adoption of blockchain technology may be moving at a slower pace in Australia, from a tax perspective we are having to advise on the Australian tax implications of dealings in cryptocurrency and various blockchain projects overseas. As a result, we are having to tussle with traditional tax and legal principles to determine whether they apply and if not, what sort of standard should apply to achieve fair tax and economic outcomes.

Biography:

Joni leads the Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Tax team at Hall & Wilcox and is also responsible for maximising Hall & Wilcox’s connection with start-ups and scale-ups (and the technology they are working on) through relationships with the likes of RMIT, Stone & Chalk, Fintech Australia and Blockchain Australia. Joni was recently recognised as a thought leader in the legal space, being named a finalist in the 2018 Lawyers Weekly Awards.

Over the last few years, Joni has mentored students undertaking RMIT Online’s Blockchain Business Strategy course and regularly presents on blockchain and cryptocurrencies at accounting, legal and industry events such as those convened by The Tax Institute, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, and CPA Australia.

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Where

Melbourne

When

August 8-9, 2019

Email

Email: ziyuanwang@swin.edu.au