Emergence of Blockchain: New Applications and Issues for Corporate Counsel
Navigating Choice of Law, Electronic Signatures, Enforceability of Smart Contracts, Money Transfer Licensing, Privacy, AML and More
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE webinar will familiarize corporate counsel with the technology and some of the current and potential uses of blockchain and distributed ledger technology (“DLT”). The panel will also discuss the legal and regulatory hurdles which companies may encounter in moving transactions and information onto a distributed ledger, including a blockchain.
- Characteristics of Distributed Ledger Technology and Blockchain
- Decentralized, Peer-to-peer database
- No intermediary required
- Authenticated transactions
- Difference between blockchain and DLT
- Smart contracts
- Proposed Amendments to Delaware Corporate Act
- Automated tracking and enforcement
- Potential uses - shipping, supply chain management, labor and employment, healthcare, government services, real estate transactions, commodities, shareholder records, banking and capital markets
- Legal Concerns and Opportunities
The panel will review these and other key issues:
- What is a distributed ledger, and how does it change the way transactions and information are documented?
- How can smart contract enforcement be embedded in a distributed ledger or blockchain?
- What are some of the current and proposed uses for blockchain?
- What legal issues arise with blockchain that are not present with more conventional formats for transacting business?
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