Morris Manning & Martin, LLP

"Beyond Blockchain 101" Event Planned at MMM


Atlanta (October 2017) – Some of the world’s top players in blockchain and cryptocurrency technology will speak at an upcoming event at Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP. “Beyond Blockchain 101” is set for Monday, Nov. 13, 2017 in Buckhead. A livestream is also available. Roop Singh, Founder and Principal Consultant of Intuit Factory, will co-produce and facilitate the afternoon conference. 

Panels with leaders in the blockchain community will address what blockchain technology is, its rapid evolution, its disruptive potential, and issues involved with initial coin offerings (ICOs) – also know as token sales.

Panelists who will speak – either in person or remotely – include:

  • Vic Arulchandran, Ph.D., COO & Legal Technology Analyst at Nivaura
  • Andrew Levine Community Liaison for Steemit, Inc.
  • Mitchell Kopelman, CPA, Partner-in-Charge, Business Tax, Technology & Biosciences at Aprio
  • Austin Mills, Chair of Morris, Manning & Martin’s Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Group
  • Jim Nasr, Chief Software Architect at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • Stephen Pair, CEO and Co-Founder of BitPay
  • Joe (j03) Roets, Chief Architect, Founder and CEO of Dragonchain, Inc. - an open-source blockchain platform developed at Disney 
  • Marta Piekarska, Ph.D., Director of Ecosystem at Hyperledger
  • Roop Singh, Founder & Principal Consultant at Intuit Factory
  • Baozhong Yang, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Finance at Ga. State University’s Robinson College of Business
  • Jack Saba, Founder, Day One Investments

More panelists may be added at a later date.

Blockchain is a shared, distributed ledger of transactions or data. The ledger tracks transactions, which are grouped together in a data structure called blocks. Multiple users can see and maintain matching copies of the ledger. Any change has a cascading effect, increasing security, efficient transaction processing and transactional transparency. 

“Blockchain could affect virtually every business sector that relies on the movement of data and value,” Mills said. “It’s important that business leaders learn about its implications as quickly as possible.”

“It’s not a question of whether blockchain is part of the future,” added Singh. “It’s a question of what that future will look like. The blockchain ecosystem holds tremendous challenges, risks and opportunities. You should ask yourself, what role do you play in that future?”

“Beyond Blockchain 101” begins at 3 p.m. at MMM’s headquarters in the Atlanta Financial Center at  3343 Peachtree Rd. N.E. in Atlanta.

The $25 fee for those attending onsite includes a networking reception. The cost of the livestream is $15. To register on Eventbrite, click here.

About Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP

Morris, Manning & Martin ( is an AmLaw 200 law firm with national and international reach. We dedicate ourselves to the constant pursuit of our clients’ success. To provide our clients with optimal value, we combine market-leading legal services with a total understanding of their needs to maximize effectiveness, efficiency and opportunity. MMM enjoys national prominence for its real estate, corporate, litigation, technology, healthcare, intellectual property, energy & infrastructure, capital markets, environmental, international trade, insurance, and timberland & forest products practices. MMM has offices in and around Atlanta, Raleigh-Durham, Savannah and Washington, D.C. The firm also has a business development office in Beijing, China and a strategic alliance office in São Paulo, Brazil.


About Intuit Factory

Intuit Factory ( is a strategic blockchain business consulting and branding firm. We are a multi-disciplinary team bringing in a diverse set of techniques, philosophies, and models to navigate your Blockchain journey. We are not your run-of-the-mill consulting firm. We combine deep business insight with an expert understanding of how this technology and its rapidly-evolving ecosystem will impact and drive new business models. Leveraging our years of expertise in business process transformation, we now guide you on how to leapfrog into the future using Blockchain. Headquartered in Atlanta, USA we provide services internationally.

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