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DLTs and smart contracts: Italy towards the recognition of their legal value

The Italian Senate is scrutinising a draft law provision that would introduce in the Italian legal framework a definition of DLTs and smart contracts

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Blockchain and associated legal issues for emerging markets

Blockchain's main characteristics present many challenges to the legal and regulatory framework and organizations that want to develop a decentralized application on a blockchain also face a new set of risks and issues. What are they and how can organisations mitigate them?

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A guide to blockchain and data protection

Is blockchain incompatible with data protection laws? Our updated guide addresses key data protection questions arising in blockchain projects, such as whether blockchain processes personal data or who is the data controller and the data processor in a blockchain context

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Dubai takes on seven new firms into regulatory sandbox, including crypto firms

The latest cohort launched in November 2018 and many applicants offer a range of technology-driven solutions and products, including the digitisation of bond and sukuk issuances using smart contracts

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US CFTC issues primer on smart contracts

The primer defines smart contracts, and covers their history, characteristics, potential applications, case studies, the role of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission as well as risks, challenges and governance issues

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UK begins research on law reform for use of smart contracts

The Law Commission has released its annual report, in which it announces that it is starting a scoping study to review the current English legal framework as it applies to smart contracts

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US Treasury: five quick tips on blockchain

The US Bureau of the Fiscal Service shares the lessons learnt from a proof of concept, which helped it understand what blockchain technology can and cannot do

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Blockchain smart contracts need a new kind of due diligence

Smart contracts are no ordinary software and blend law and computer science. As such, the due diligence on them also needs to do the same. What does this involve?

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