Blockchain Regulation

Posted: 11 Aug 2017 Last revised: 8 May 2018

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Michèle Finck

Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition; University of Oxford

Date Written: August 7, 2017


This paper examines the emergence of blockchain technology and evaluates regulatory techniques designed to regulate the technology in its early stages.

Keywords: Blockchain, Distributed Ledger, Smart Contract, Law, Regulation, Co-Regulation, Law & Technology, Innovation

Suggested Citation

Finck, Michèle, Blockchain Regulation (August 7, 2017). German Law Journal, 2018, Forthcoming; Max Planck Institute for Innovation & Competition Research Paper No. 17-13 . Available at SSRN: or

Michèle Finck (Contact Author)

Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition ( email )

Marstallplatz 1
Munich, Bayern 80539

University of Oxford ( email )

Mansfield Road
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 4AU
United Kingdom

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