Dynamic Common Law and Technological Change: The Classification of Bitcoin
71 Wash. & Lee L. Rev. Online 22 (2014)
14 Pages Posted: 25 Jan 2015
Date Written: September 1, 2014
Most legal analysis of Bitcoin has addressed public-law and regulatory matters, such as taxation, securities regulation, and money laundering. This essay considers some questions that Bitcoin raises from a private-law perspective, and it aims to show that technological innovation may highlight problems with conceptualistic, classical rules of private law.
Keywords: bitcoin, common law, private law theory, formalism
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