Blockchain, Transactional Security and the Promise of Automated Law Enforcement: The Withering of Freedom Under Law?
Forthcoming, iRights.Media (ed) 3TH1CS - The reinvention of ethics in the digital age (2017), iRights.Media, Berlin.
17 Pages Posted: 11 Mar 2017 Last revised: 3 Mar 2022
Date Written: March 8, 2017
This short essay reflects on some of the potential implications of automated enforcement via distributed ledger systems (including blockchain) to ensure the security of transactions for 'freedom under law' and the social foundations upon which the rule of law in modern legal orders is grounded.
Keywords: blockchain, distributed ledgers, rule of law, individual liberty, automation, law enforcement, governance
JEL Classification: K20, K40, K42
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