The Lawyer's Cryptionary: A Resource for Talking to Clients About Crypto-Transactions

Campbell Law Review, Forthcoming

62 Pages Posted: 31 Jul 2018

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Carol R. Goforth

University of Arkansas - School of Law

Date Written: July 9, 2018

Abstract

This paper contains a number of terms important for understanding the developments that are taking place in the crypto community. Because change is happening so rapidly, it is extremely difficult to stay current on the terms, concepts and issues relevant to blockchain, cryptoassets, and the regulation of ICOs and other cryptotransactions. This paper creates a “cryptionary” of alphabetized terms that should make much of what is being written in the space more understandable. The paper also makes note of terms as to which there is considerable ambiguity over meaning, and includes an assessment of the most common or more useful definitions where appropriate. To the extent possible, explanations assume that the reader does not have a technical background and is not already familiar with the topics discussed.

Keywords: cryptoassets, cryptionary, cryptotransactions, blockchain, ICO, cryptocurrency, bitcoin, virtual currency

JEL Classification: K2

Suggested Citation

Goforth, Carol R., The Lawyer's Cryptionary: A Resource for Talking to Clients About Crypto-Transactions (July 9, 2018). Campbell Law Review, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3211010 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3211010

Carol R. Goforth (Contact Author)

University of Arkansas - School of Law ( email )

260 Waterman Hall
Fayetteville, AR 72701
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