Blockchain and the Law: A Critical Evaluation

Pedro Quintais, B. Bodó, A. Giannopoulou, & A. Ferrari (2019). Blockchain and the Law: A Critical Evaluation. Stanford Journal of Blockchain Law & Policy (2)1

Amsterdam Law School Research Paper No. 2019-03

Institute for Information Law Research Paper No. 2019-01

28 Pages Posted: 17 Jan 2019

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João Quintais

University of Amsterdam - Institute for Information Law (IViR)

Balázs Bodó

University of Amsterdam - Institute for Information Law (IViR)

Alexandra Giannopoulou

University of Amsterdam - Institute for Information Law (IViR)

Valeria Ferrari

University of Amsterdam - Institute for Information Law (IViR)

Date Written: January 17, 2019

Abstract

It is a high-risk, high-reward enterprise to write a scholarly monograph on an emerging technology when its societal use, economic worth, and even its technical design are still in flux. With little empirical material with which to work, one often has to resort to extrapolating the future developments from the myriad seed of possibilities of the present. Yet, there are moments in time when undertaking such an enterprise seems inevitable, because there is a rough consensus that the emerging technology represents more than just an incremental improvement of already existing routines, and promises—or threatens—a disruption of the status quo. Such is the case of blockchain or distributed ledger technologies. In that light, Primavera De Filippi and Aaron Wright’s Blockchain and the Law is a timely and valuable contribution.

Keywords: Blockchain, law, book review, distributed ledger technology, Information law

JEL Classification: K42

Suggested Citation

Quintais, João and Bodó, Balázs and Giannopoulou, Alexandra and Ferrari, Valeria, Blockchain and the Law: A Critical Evaluation (January 17, 2019). Pedro Quintais, B. Bodó, A. Giannopoulou, & A. Ferrari (2019). Blockchain and the Law: A Critical Evaluation. Stanford Journal of Blockchain Law & Policy (2)1, Amsterdam Law School Research Paper No. 2019-03, Institute for Information Law Research Paper No. 2019-01, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3317404

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Balázs Bodó

University of Amsterdam - Institute for Information Law (IViR) ( email )

Rokin 84
Amsterdam, 1012 KX
Netherlands

Alexandra Giannopoulou

University of Amsterdam - Institute for Information Law (IViR) ( email )

Rokin 84
Amsterdam, 1012 KX
Netherlands

Valeria Ferrari

University of Amsterdam - Institute for Information Law (IViR) ( email )

Rokin 84
Amsterdam, 1012 KX
Netherlands

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