Blockchain technologies including cryptocurrencies and smart contracts are threatening to disrupt the way we do business. They have been described on the one hand as a significant part of the fourth industrial revolution, and on the other as the most over-hyped technologies in history. Whichever is nearer the truth, lawyers must understand how they work in order to guide and advise their clients through the almost daily developments.
This talk by Lawrence Akka QC, one of the UK’s leading commercial technology barristers, will discuss the significance of the technologies’ foundations in the crypto-anarchy movement, and provide a lawyer-friendly technical explanation of how they work. It will examine how regulators and the law are keeping up with and addressing these developments including in relation to proprietary and monetary remedies and data protection, and will touch on aspects of inheritance and taxation.
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