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247.6S sec. 001 - Blockchain for Lawyers (Summer 2021)

Instructor: Olga Mack  
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Units: 1
Grading Designation: Graded
Mode of Instruction: Remote Instruction

Meeting:

    TuTh 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    From May 25, 2021
    To June 08, 2021

Summer Quarter: 1
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Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 31
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 42
As of: 09/01 10:35 AM


Blockchain technologies”decentralized databases utilizing public-private key cryptography and consensus mechanisms that would not normally be of interest beyond protocol engineering circles”have captured the imagination and attention of entrepreneurs, investors, multinational enterprises, and governments because of their transformative potential. Visions of “banking the unbanked,” enhancing democracy, and enabling new forms of global collective action. Fears of fueling illicit activity such as terrorist financing and money laundering. In these early days of this embryonic technology, much of this potential remains theoretical, most of the use cases experimental, and the application of existing legal and regulatory frameworks largely unsettled.

This course explores the theoretical potential and practical limitations of blockchain technologies, and the evolving legal and regulatory responses to early applications, with a view to distilling the most legally-salient attributes of blockchain technologies for evaluating their opportunities and risks in a range of practice settings.

Exam Notes: (P+) Course requires a series of papers.
Course Category: Business Law
This course is listed in the following sub-categories:
Intellectual Property and Technology Law

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Books:
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  • Blockchain and the law : the rule of code
    De Filippi, Primavera
    Edition: 2018
    Publisher: Harvard University Press
    ISBN: 9780674976429
    e-Book Available: Yes
    e-Book procurement note: https://www.amazon.com/Blockchain-Law-Rule-Primavera-Filippi-ebook-dp-B07BTCJNW6/dp/B07BTCJNW6/ref=mt_other?_encoding=UTF8&me=&qid=
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: $37.00
    Price Source: user provided

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