Smart Contracts and Blockchains: Steroid for Collusion?

7 Pages Posted: 18 Jun 2018  

Ai Deng

Bates White Economic Consulting; Advanced Academic Programs, Johns Hopkins University

Date Written: May 29, 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? (May 29, 2018). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3187010

Ai Deng (Contact Author)

Bates White Economic Consulting ( email )

2001 K Street NW, North Building
Suite 500
Washington, DC DC 20006
United States

Advanced Academic Programs, Johns Hopkins University ( email )

1717 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, DC DC 20036
United States

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