Mapping the global legal landscape of blockchain technologies

Blockchain technologies are beginning to push a broad array of global economic activities away from centralized and toward decentralized market structures according to Julie A. Mauplin in Mapping the Global Legal Landscape of Blockchain Technologies. “Governments should tackle the new regulatory conundrums of an increasingly disintermediated global economy by focusing on blockchain’s individual use cases rather than its underlying enabling technologies. Grouping the known use cases around common characteristics reveals three broad categories of blockchain/law interfaces: the green box, the dark box, and the sandbox. Each raises distinctive legal, regulatory and policy challenges deserving of separate analysis.”

— Joe

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