Smart Contracts and Blockchains: Steroid for Collusion?

7 Pages Posted: 18 Jun 2018 Last revised: 22 Sep 2018

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Ai Deng

Charles River Associates; Johns Hopkins University; American Bar Association - American Bar Association

Date Written: September 11, 2018

Abstract

What is a smart contract? What is a blockchain? After an intuitive introduction to these technologies, I discuss the implications smart contracts and the blockchain technology have on collusion.

Keywords: smart contract, blockchain, collusion, antitrust

Suggested Citation

Deng, Ai, Smart Contracts and Blockchains: Steroid for Collusion? (September 11, 2018). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3187010 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3187010

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