Regulating Blockchain: Critical Perspectives in Law and Technology

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

DOI: https://doi.org/10.4324/9780429489815

URL: https://www.routledge.com/Regulating-Blockchain-Cr...

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.

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  • Item ORO ID
  • 55915
  • Item Type
  • Book
  • ISBN
  • 1-138-59276-5, 978-1-138-59276-6
  • Keywords
  • blockchain; regulation; technology; law; digital; international; networking; computer; internet; communications; web
  • Academic Unit or School
  • Faculty of Business and Law (FBL) > Law
    Faculty of Business and Law (FBL)
  • Copyright Holders
  • © 2019 Routledge
  • Depositing User
  • Robert Herian

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