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Beyond Bitcoin: The Legal Implications of Blockchain Technology – Wgtn

25 July, 2017 @ 5:45 pm - 7:15 pm

Dr Eliza Mik’s presentation is purposefully structured as a high-level introduction to the legal implications of blockchain technologies. Although the assertion that blockchains will revolutionize commerce (and the legal system!) may be unjustified, the technology does in fact raise some interesting legal issues that transcend the simple question whether it is technically and legally possible to automate the entire transacting process and whether contractual performance should be relegated to a decentralized network of computers. The potential practical applications of blockchains – and their legal implications, if any, require a thorough understanding of their relevant technological aspects. In particular, lawyers must gain an understanding of what blockchains can and cannot do.

This is a free seminar. For catering purposes kindly RSVP (acceptances only) by Wednesday, 19 July 2017 to rebekah.sage@vuw.ac.nz.


Victoria University
Victoria Business School, Rutherford House Lecture Theatre 2 (RH LT 2), 23 Lambton Quay
Wellington, New Zealand
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