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Regulating Blockchain: Critical Perspectives in Law and Technology

Herian, Robert (2018). Regulating Blockchain: Critical Perspectives in Law and Technology. Routledge.

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Abstract

As the distributed architecture underpinning the initial Bitcoin anarcho-capitalist, libertarian project, "blockchain" entered wider public imagination and vocabulary only very recently. Yet in a short space of time it has become more mainstream and synonymous with a spectacular variety of commercial and civic "problem"/"solution" concepts and ideals. From commodity provenance, to electoral fraud prevention, to a wholesale decentralization of power and the banishing of the exploitative practices of "middlemen", blockchain stakeholders are nothing short of evangelical in their belief that it is a force for good. For these reasons and more the technology has captured the attention of entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, global corporations and governments the world over.

Item Type: Book
Copyright Holders: 2019 Routledge
ISBN: 1-138-59276-5, 978-1-138-59276-6
Keywords: blockchain; regulation; technology; law; digital; international; networking; computer; internet; communications; web
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Business and Law (FBL) > Law
Faculty of Business and Law (FBL)
Item ID: 55915
Depositing User: Robert Herian
Date Deposited: 25 Jul 2018 13:39
Last Modified: 07 Jun 2019 10:10
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/55915
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