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Bitcoin halving

This session examines what Bitcoin halving is and why it matters – and teaches a clear understanding of Bitcoin and Blockchain along the way.

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  • Format: Bespoke training
  • CPD: 1 hours for your records (depending on your requirements)
  • Certificate of completion


Bitcoin halving occurred for the third time on 12 May 2020. But many people who understand Blockchain (and almost everyone who doesn’t!) have never heard of this or, if they have, they do not understand it and the economic and legal implications. This session examines what Bitcoin halving is and why it matters – and teaches a clear understanding of Bitcoin and Blockchain along the way. 

Any business should stay ahead of emerging trends and different ways of doing business. This is particularly true when those different methods allow cutting of costs and removal of intermediaries and redundant processes. Using Bitcoins systems to undertake business and using smart contracts is the way business is going; and understanding how economic effects such as Bitcoin halving can be an important component in working with your eyes open

This course explains the how, what, why and when, systematically and in layman’s terms.

Why you should attend:

During this course you will:

  • Learn about the things people most misunderstand about Bitcoin
  • Understand how the technology and the law applicable to it affects your business
  • Get-to-grips with some of nuances of the technology and the law that affects it
  • Consider how Bitcoin may be useful to you and the business you work for
  • Get up-to-date with an in-depth knowledge of the latest issues
  • Understand the pitfalls – and how to avoid them

Who should attend?

This programme has been specifically designed for those who deal with business in any way:

  • In-house lawyers
  • Private practice lawyers
  • Compliance officers
  • Company secretaries
  • Board members
  • HR professionals
  • Marketing professionals
  • Anyone with an interest in new ways of doing business and/or new technologies

Topics covered:

  • What is Bitcoin halving?
  • Financially
  • Technically
  • Legally
  • 21 million v 210,000 v 6.25
  • Deflation
  • Experiences from 2012 and 2016 (Halvings 1 and 2)
  • Effect on mining
  • Economics and the law
  • Questions

Mark Weston

Mark Weston is a Partner at Hill Dickinson LLP where he is Head of Information Technology, Intellectual Property and Commercial. His practice covers all areas of commercial law and he has a wealth of industry experience having worked in-house at Hewlett Packard. He regularly appears on BBC1 and Sky News as a legal commentator.

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We don't have any currently scheduled dates for this course but we can customise it to your requirements and deliver it on an in-house basis for any number of your staff or colleagues.

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Aleksandra BEER
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