Smart Contracts and the Role of Law

25 Pages Posted: 16 Jan 2018

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Gabriel Jaccard

University of Geneva, Faculty of Law, Department of Private International Law

Date Written: January 10, 2018

Abstract

This paper gives an overview on smart contracts and assess their legal relevance. The first part, explains the notion of smart contract and provides simple examples of it. In the second part, we propose a legal analysis of smart contract. First, we explore how smart contracts can be relevant in the eyes of the law. Then we differentiate and assess smart contract with regards to their types. And finally, we look at chosen problematic of smart legal contracts.

Keywords: smart contract, blockchain, legal, categorization, data, property law, obligation law, contract law

Suggested Citation

Jaccard, Gabriel, Smart Contracts and the Role of Law (January 10, 2018). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3099885 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3099885

Gabriel Jaccard (Contact Author)

University of Geneva, Faculty of Law, Department of Private International Law ( email )

Boulevard du Pont d'Arve
Geneva, 1204
Switzerland

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