Hey, Buddy, Can You Spare A Bitcoin? | Tex-ABOTA Santa Fe CLE Roundup

June 16, 2023
Santa Fe, NM

Pierce O'Donnell, esteemed trial attorney, will be speaking at the Annual CLE Roundup Program hosted by the Texas Chapters of the American Board of Trial Advocates (Tex-ABOTA) Group in Santa Fe, New Mexico on June 16, 2023.

Program Description: 

From a real estate transaction using beads as the form of payment to purchase of an entire island then called “Manahatta,” to the roller coaster ride of the birth and evolution of controversial Bitcoin and thousands of other crypto imitators, that is what Pierce is going to discuss. Money.

This presentation will cover:

  • A brief history of money, including the birth of Bitcoin and the dawn of cryptocurrency. The descendant of beads if you will.
  • Behind the scenes of two of Pierce’s lawsuits involving the internet heist of $38 million and $24 million of crypto. The audience will meet the victims, perpetrators, facilitating phone companies, and the legal team that tracked down the culprits—one of whom was a 15-year-old high school freshman! His nickname is “Baby Al Capone.”
  • The state and federal laws that were broken, their inadequacy for protecting crypto owners, and the need for global law reform.
  • Hazard some predictions about the future of Bitcoin and its cousins. Are they a momentary flash in the pan, a quaint experiment that failed to gain wide acceptance? Or is crypto the wave of the present that has secured a strong enough foothold guaranteeing that it will become a widely embraced form of money?