Certified Blockchain Legal Professional

Certified Blockchain Legal Professional

Empowering the Legal Field for the Future of Web3 and Blockchain

The Certified Blockchain Legal Professional program is designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of blockchain and Web3, two transformative technologies that are reshaping industries, especially the legal field. This program delves into the principles of these technologies, their implications on data protection and privacy regulations such as GDPR, CPRA/CCPA, and their legal ramifications.

Through eight detailed courses, live AMAs, and workshops led by industry experts, participants will gain an in-depth understanding of the legal landscape surrounding blockchain and Web3, and how to navigate it effectively. This program will allow professionals to stay ahead of the curve and be well-prepared to handle the legal challenges and opportunities of the digital future.

Continuing Law Education (CLE-Group A):

  • 2.5 CLE Credits – Law Practice Management
  • 19 CLE Credits – Areas of Professional Practice

Courses in this Certificate Program

  • 25 Total Hours
  • OnDemand: 20 Hours
  • LIVE Instructor: 5 Hours
  • Tuition: $695
Courses in this ProgramHours Delivery Method
Student Orientation1 HourLIVE Online (optional)
Web3 Foundations3 Hours OnDemand - Instructor Supported
Blockchain Foundations6 Hours OnDemand - Instructor Supported
Blockchain for Lawyers10 Hours OnDemand - Instructor Supported
Data Protection Regulation: GDPR, CPRA/CCPA5 Hours LIVE Online
LIVE Instructor AMA - bi-monthly1 Hour + LIVE Online (optional)
EXAM VOUCHER - Web3 Foundations Level 1 Certification1 Hour AI Proctored Online Exam

Upcoming LIVE Instruction Dates

There are no upcoming events.

Blockchain for Law and Regulation Program Objectives

Upon successful completion of this intensive program, participants will be able to:
Continuing Law Education (CLE):

  • 2.5 CLE Credits – Law Practice Management
  • 19 CLE Credits – Areas of Professional Practice

Comprehensive understanding of the legal implications of Blockchain and Web3.

Ability to navigate the legal landscape surrounding Blockchain and Web3.

Develop an understanding of the various data protection regulations and their implications.

Learn to design and implement effective data privacy policies.

Gain skills to handle data subject access requests.

Understand the legal considerations surrounding cryptocurrencies and ICOs.

Insight into the legal aspects of Smart Contracts and DAOs.

Learn about the role of Blockchain in data protection.

Preparedness for upcoming data privacy regulations and trends.

Practical understanding and application of the learned concepts through case studies and exercises.

Certificate of Completion

Two Certifications from the Web3 Certification Board (W3CB)

Blockchain Legal Professional Level 1 Certification


No prior blockchain or computer programming experience required.

Target Audience

The program is aimed at legal professionals, policymakers, and anyone interested in understanding the legal aspects of Blockchain and Web3.

Questions Explored

What is the legal and regulatory landscape of Blockchain and Web3?

How does data protection regulation such as GDPR, CPRA/CCPA impact these technologies?

What are the legal implications of Smart Contracts and Distributed Autonomous Organizations?

How does blockchain fit into the data privacy schema?

What are the legal considerations of Cryptocurrency, Securities, and ICOs?

How to ensure compliance with Digital Services Act (DSA) and Digital Markets Act (DMA)?

How does Blockchain and Web3 technology intersect with existing laws and regulations?

What are the legal and ethical challenges of Web3?

What are the emerging trends and future legal considerations in the Web3 space?

How can legal professionals prepare themselves for future developments in this area?

Blockchain Legal Professional Course Details

Web3 Foundations Course

Module 1: Understanding what Web3 is

  • Overview of Web3 features and architecture
  • The history of Web1 and Web2
  • Characteristics of Web3
  • Decentralization
  • Terminology

Module 2: Why Web3

  • Data is the New Oil
  • Why Web3 Matters
  • The Purpose of Web3
  • The flow of Talent to Web3
  • The transfer of Value from Web2 to Web3

Module 3: Web3 and the Metaverse

  • What is the Metaverse
  • Technologies of the Metaverse

Module 4: Blockchain Fundamentals

  • Blockchain is Not Bitcoin
  • Blockchain Definitions
  • History of Blockchain
  • Properties of Blockchain
  • 10 Key Concepts of Blockchain
  • How does Blockchain Work?
  • Consensus Types
  • Mining and Verification
  • Smart Contracts

Module 5: Understanding DeFi

  • What is DeFi
  • DeFi vs Traditional Finance
  • DeFi Activities
  • DeFi Risks

Module 6: Challenges, Risks and Ethics of Web3

  • Advantages of Web3
  • Challenges of Web3
  • Speed of Web3

Module 7: What comes after Web3?

  • What is Web3
  • Is there a Web4 and what is it
  • Is there a Web5

Blockchain Foundations Course

Module 1: Blockchain Background and Basics

  • Blockchain History
  • How Blockchain Works
  • What are the Properties of a Blockchain?

Module 2: Different Types of Blockchains

  • Private vs. Public Blockchains
  • Permissioned vs. Permissionless
  • Public vs. Private vs Hybrid Discussion

Module 3: Consensus

  • Consensus Mechanisms
  • Consensus Protocols – 14 examples

Module 4: Cryptography and Hashing

  • Machine/Mathematical Cryptography
  • Hash Function Properties

Module 5: Smart Contracts

  • Intensive Smart Contracts
  • Advantages and Disadvantages of Smart Contracts
  • Blockchain Oracles

Module 6: Blockchain Wallets

Module 7: Pros and Cons

Module 8: Public Blockchain-Based Applications

Module 9: Blockchain and Crypto Regulation

  • Regulatory Opportunity and Challenges
  • Global Regulations
  • Regulatory View of Bitcoin

Module 10: Regulatory Reporting

Module 11: Distributed Autonomous Organizations

  • The DAO – Distributed Autonomous Organization
  • The DAO Attack – Legal and Other Issues

Module 12: Blockchain Today

Module 13: The Trilemma

Blockchain for Lawyers

Module 1: Blockchain Overview

  • An Overview of Blockchain
  • Cryptography & Exchange of Value
  • Definitions, Ledgers, Mining and Participants
  • Securities & Smart Contracts

Module 2: Regulatory Environment Overview, by region

  • US State Laws
  • European Union
  • Europe cont. & Intl. Developments
  • International Agencies
  • International cont. & Other Noteworthy Jurisdictions

Module 3: Cryptocurrency, Securities, Governance and Exchanges

  • Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency
  • Cryptocurrency (continued) & Securities
  • Securities (continued) and ICOs
  • ICOs cont. and Intro to Rewards & Tokens
  • Corporate Governance and (The/A) DAO

Data Protection Regulation: GDPR, CPRA/CCPA

Module 1: Introduction to Data Privacy and GDPR

  • Overview of data privacy laws and regulations
  • Understanding the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and its key provisions
  • Identifying personal data and GDPR’s territorial scope
  • Role of data protection officer and GDPR’s fines and penalties

Module 2: GDPR Compliance

  • GDPR’s principles of data processing
  • GDPR’s rights of data subjects
  • GDPR’s accountability and governance requirements
  • GDPR’s data security and data breach notification requirements

Module 3: Module: Understanding the Digital Services Act (DSA)

  • Overview of the Digital Services Act (DSA) and its key provisions
  • Identifying the scope of the DSA and how it applies to organizations
  • Understanding the DSA’s obligations for online platforms and digital services providers
  • DSA’s provisions for removing illegal content online, including hate speech and terrorist content
  • DSA’s provisions for ensuring online safety, including measures to protect children from harmful content
  • DSA’s provisions for tackling disinformation and ensuring transparency of online political advertising
  • How to comply with the DSA’s rules and requirements

Module 4: Understanding the Digital Markets Act (DMA)

  • Overview of the Digital Markets Act (DMA) and its key provisions
  • Identifying the scope of the DMA and how it applies to organizations
  • Understanding the DMA’s definition of gatekeepers and how it applies to companies
  • DMA’s provisions for preventing harmful practices such as self-preferencing, discriminatory treatment and margin squeeze
  • DMA’s provisions for ensuring fair and open access to services and data
  • DMA’s provisions for preventing gatekeepers to leverage their market power to the detriment of businesses and consumers
  • Understanding the role of the regulatory authority established to monitor and enforce compliance
  • How to comply with the DMA’s rules and requirements

Module 5: CPRA and CCPA

  • Overview of the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA)
  • Understanding the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)
  • Identifying the similarities and differences between GDPR, CPRA and CCPA
  • How to comply with CPRA and CCPA

Module 6: Other US State Privacy Laws

  • US State Privacy Laws

Module 7: Blockchain and Web3: Data Protection and Privacy

  • Overview of blockchain technology and the web3 ecosystem
  • Understanding the unique challenges and opportunities that blockchain and web3 present for data protection and privacy
  • Analysis of the key features of blockchain technology that impact data protection and privacy, such as immutability, decentralization, and transparency
  • Identifying the different types of data that can be stored on a blockchain, and the privacy implications of each
  • Discussion of current privacy solutions for blockchain and web3, such as zero-knowledge proofs and homomorphic encryption
  • Analysis of the regulatory landscape for blockchain and web3, including existing laws and proposed regulations
  • Best practices for data protection and privacy in a blockchain and web3 context, including data minimization, access controls, and monitoring
  • Case studies and practical exercises to apply the concepts and strategies learned in real-world scenarios

Module 8: Data Privacy in Practice

  • Best practices for data privacy compliance
  • Implementing data privacy policies and procedures
  • Conducting data privacy impact assessments
  • Handling data subject access requests

Module 9: Data Privacy in the Future

  • Understanding upcoming data privacy regulations
  • Discussing data privacy trends and challenges
  • Preparing for future data privacy developments
  • Review of the program and next steps for ongoing data privacy compliance

Program Info

  • Dates: Rolling Enrollment
  • Location: OnDemand & LIVE Online
  • Tuition: $695
  • Tuition Assistance
  • 25 Total Hours
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Additional Information

  • Module Quizzes and Knowledge Checks
  • Guest Lectures & Networking
  • Student Orientation
  • LIVE Online Instructor AMAs
  • Certification Exam Prep

Continuing Law Education

Certification Competencies

The material covered in this course contributes to 100% of the Focus Areas as defined in the Web3 Certification Association (W3CB) Exam Competencies.

Level 1 Blockchain Legal Professional Certification

Advanced Certification Track



  • Web3 Foundations
  • Blockchain Foundations
  • Blockchain for Lawyers
  • Data Protection Regulation: GDPR, CPRA/CCPA
  • Exam Voucher: W3CB Blockchain Legal Professional Level 1 Certification
  • Blockchain Regulatory Environment
  • Blockchain Enterprise Strategy
  • Key Management
  • AML/KYC Essentials
  • Bank Secrecy Act and Anti-money Laundering
  • Information Security and Cyber Risk Awareness
  • OFAC Compliance Essentials
  • Exam Voucher: W3CB Blockchain Legal Professional Level 2 Certification

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