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Blockchains, Smart Contracts, Decentralised Autonomous Organisations and the Law

Edited by: Daniel Kraus, Thierry Obrist, Olivier Hari

ISBN13: 9781788115124
Published: April 2019
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Limited
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £110.00



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The growth of Blockchain technology presents a number of legal questions for lawyers, regulators and industry participants alike. Primarily, regulators must allow Blockchain technology to develop whilst also ensuring it is not being abused.

This book addresses the challenges posed by various applications of blockchain technology, such as cryptocurrencies, smart contracts and initial coin offerings, across different fields of law. Contributors explore whether the problems posed by blockchain and it’s applications can be addressed within the present legal system or whether significant rethinking is required.

Subjects:
Banking and Finance, IT and Internet Law, Blockchain and Cryptocurrency
Contents:
Foreword
Daniel Kraus, Olivier Hari and Thierry Obrist
Introduction
Daniel Kraus
1. Blockchains – Perspectives and challenges
Vincent Mignon
2. Cutting out the middleman: A case study of blockchain-technology induced reconfigurations in the Swiss financial services industry
Pascal Witzig and Victoriya Salomon
3. Aspects of Private International Law Related to Blockchain Transactions
Florence Guillaume
4. When Disruptive Meets Streamline: International Standardization in Blockchain
Panagiotis Delimatsis
5. How Smart Can a Contract Be?
Blaise Carron and Valentin Botteron
6. Aspects of Swiss financial Regulation
Biba Homsy
7. The protection of cryptocurrencies’ owner : Selected aspects of Swiss financial market and bankruptcy law in relation to the treatment of cryptocurrencies in bankruptcy proceedings, in particular bitcoin
Olivier Hari
8. Blockchains, Smart Contracts, Decentralised Autonomous Organisations and the Law: Perspectives of a Distributed Future: Aspects of Criminal Law
Nadja Capus and Maëlle Le Boudec
9. Blockchains: Aspects of Intellectual Property Law
Daniel Kraus and Charlotte Boulay
10. Blockchain and Data Protection
Adrien Alberini and Vincent Pfammatter
11. Tax Treatment of Cryptocurrency Holders and Miners in the Era of Virtual Currencies from a Multijurisdictional and Swiss Perspective
Thierry Obrist and Roland A. Pfister
Index