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Regulating Blockchain: Techno-Social and Legal Challenges

Philipp Hacker, Ioannis Lianos, Georgios Dimitropoulos, and Stefan Eich


This collection provides an in-depth analysis of the intersection between blockchain technology and the law. Covering EU, US, and Asian jurisdictions, it assesses the necessities of and opportunities for the regulation of blockchain technology in a range of key legal fields, such as competition law, securities regulation, corporate, insurance, contract, and data protection law. Instead of postulating the disruptive superiority of distributed ledger technology across potential areas of application, however, the volume offers a nuanced treatment of use cases ranging from early applications in fi ... More

Keywords: blockchain, regulation, initial coin offerings, Bitcoin, Ethereum, smart contracts

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Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780198842187
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198842187.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Philipp Hacker, editor
Postdoctoral Fellow, Humboldt University of Berlin

Ioannis Lianos, editor
Professor of global competition law and policy, UCL Laws, University College London

Georgios Dimitropoulos, editor
Assistant Professor of Law, HBKU College of Law & Public Policy

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Regulating Blockchain

Philipp Hacker, Ioannis Lianos, Georgios Dimitropoulos, and Stefan Eich

Part I Technological and Business Challenges of Blockchain Technology

1 The Blockchain Paradox

Paolo Tasca and Riccardo Piselli

3 In Code(rs) We Trust

Angela Walch*

Part II Blockchain and the Future of Money

Part III Blockchain and the Future of Banking, Finance, Insurance, and Securities Regulation

10 Blockchain-Based Insurance

Michael Abramowicz

12 The Crypto-Security

Philipp Hacker and Chris Thomale

Part IV Beyond Finance: Blockchain as a legal and regulatory challenge

14 Blockchain and Payment Systems

Agnieszka Janczuk-Gorywoda*

17 Smart Contracts

Roger Brownsword

Part V Connecting the Dots: Competitive Advantage and Regulation in the Era of Blockchain

18 Blockchain Competition

Ioannis Lianos*

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