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Blockchain: understanding smart contracts

An exciting new intersection between the law and technology, smart contracts have many promising applications. Here, we explain what they are and how can they be used in the real estate sector

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UK Law Commission pauses smart contracts project

The UK Law Commission has paused its proposed work on smart contracts, citing an overlap between its work and that of the LawTech Delivery Panel

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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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