Angela Walch

St. Mary's University School of Law

Professor of Law

One Camino Santa Maria

San Antonio, TX 78228-8602

United States

UCL Centre for Blockchain Technologies

Research Associate

Gower Street

London, WC1E 6BT

United Kingdom

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

9

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27

CROSSREF CITATIONS

8

Ideas:
“  quantifying governance risk of public blockchains, a book on software coders as fiduciaries, ethics & accountability in the cryptocurrency and ICO space, operational risks of digital currencies, systemic risks to blockchain systems, risk transmission between cryptoeconomy and mainstream financial system.  ”

Scholarly Papers (9)

1.

The Bitcoin Blockchain as Financial Market Infrastructure: A Consideration of Operational Risk

18 NYU Journal of Legislation and Public Policy 837 (2015)
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 17 Mar 2015 Last Revised: 28 Jan 2016
Angela Walch
St. Mary's University School of Law
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Citation 6

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blockchain, ledger, distributed ledger, permissioned blockchain, private blockchain, public blockchain, permissionless blockchain, financial market infrastructure, FMI, Bitcoin, virtual currency, cryptocurrency, decentralized, operational risk, governance, financial regulation, fintech, payments

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Deconstructing 'Decentralization': Exploring the Core Claim of Crypto Systems

Chapter in Crypto Assets: Legal and Monetary Perspectives (Chris Brummer, ed), Oxford University Press, 2019.
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 13 Feb 2019 Last Revised: 02 Apr 2021
Angela Walch
St. Mary's University School of Law
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Citation 8

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Blockchain, DLT, Cryptocurrency, Crypto, Decentralization, Governance, Corporate Governance, Limited Liability, Tokens, ICOs, Ethereum, Bitcoin

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The Path of the Blockchain Lexicon (and the Law)

36 Review of Banking & Financial Law 713 (2017)
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 25 Mar 2017 Last Revised: 08 Sep 2017
Angela Walch
St. Mary's University School of Law
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Citation 5

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blockchain technology, distributed ledger technology, DLT, shared ledger technology, SLT, Bitcoin, cryptocurrencies, digital currencies, central bank digital currencies, tokens, terminology, standards, innovation, regulation,

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Open-Source Operational Risk: Should Public Blockchains Serve as Financial Market Infrastructures?

Chapter in Handbook of Blockchain, Digital Finance, and Inclusion, Vol. 2, Eds. David Lee Kuo Chuen and Robert Deng, Elsevier (2017)
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 10 Dec 2016 Last Revised: 25 Oct 2017
Angela Walch
St. Mary's University School of Law
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blockchain, distributed ledger technology, DLT, distributed ledger, Bitcoin, Ethereum, open source, open source software, software forks, risk, operational risk, financial market infrastructure, fintech, critical infrastructure

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In Code(rs) We Trust: Software Developers as Fiduciaries in Public Blockchains

Chapter in Regulating Blockchain. Techno-Social and Legal Challenges, edited by Philipp Hacker, Ioannis Lianos, Georgios Dimitropoulos & Stefan Eich, Oxford University Press, 2019.
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 19 Jul 2018 Last Revised: 02 Apr 2021
Angela Walch
St. Mary's University School of Law
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Blockchain, DLT, Bitcoin, Ethereum, Distributed Ledger Technology, Cryptocurrency, Digital Currency, Blockchain Technology, Governance, Fiduciary, Law

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Blockchain's Treacherous Vocabulary: One More Challenge for Regulators

Journal of Internet Law, Vol. 21, No. 2, Aug. 2017.
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 25 Jun 2018
Angela Walch
St. Mary's University School of Law
Downloads 351 (106,779)
Citation 5

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blockchain, DLT, distributed ledger technology, regulation, regulatory capture, regulatory arbitrage, regulation of innovation, shared ledger technology, terminology, standards

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Money Design in Global Perspective Response Paper

Prepared for Research Conference on Money Design in Global Perspective, Part of the Institute for Global Law & Policy Conference at Harvard Law School, June 2015.
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 04 Feb 2017
Angela Walch
St. Mary's University School of Law
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Money, Virtual Currency, Bitcoin, Governance, Monetary Theory, Monetary Design, Sociology of Money, Digital Currency, Cryptocurrency

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Why Bitcoin Fails as Money: An Operational Risk Analysis

Number of pages: 63 Posted: 22 Jun 2021
Angela Walch
St. Mary's University School of Law
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Bitcoin, cryptocurrency, cryptoasset, money, operational risk, central bank digital currency, crypto, fiat currency, operational risk, open source software, governance

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A Spurious Solution to a Genuine Problem: An In-Depth Look at the Import Drugs Act of 1848

Number of pages: 74 Posted: 30 Nov 2015
Angela Walch
St. Mary's University School of Law
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Pharmaceutical regulation, Import Drugs Act, FDA, History of Drug Regulation, Legislative History, Adulterated Drugs, Tainted Drugs, Imported Drugs, Mexican War, Professional Health Organizations