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BLOCKCHAIN BASICS 2020:Blockchain and Smart Contracts



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Blockchain is a tool. Samson Williams likens blockchain to a group text message, in which each participant receives a distributed, time-stamped, tamper-resistant (and encrypted) record of data transactions. Each group text has these characteristics. Everyone in the group “sees” the data, and none can change or gainsay any group message. Smart contracts are computer code put on the blockchain (how, exactly?) that establishes self-executing terms and conditions of a transaction. Are smart contracts smart? If certain data comes in and fulfills a pre-set term or condition, then rights and responsibilities are formed, terminated, modified, or shifted among the parties. Ah certainty and transparency, but also ah garbage in and garbage out. Are some contractual terms not amenable to smart contracting? And are smart contracts necessarily contracts? If not, can they still be useful?  If a smart contract is a contract, what is the governing document? Is it the words business people and lawyers use, or is it the code that is supposed to reflect the words?

This webinar is delivered in Plain English, understandable to you even if you do not have a background in the subject. It brings you into an engaging, even sometimes humorous, conversation designed to entertain as it teaches. And, it is specifically designed to be viewed as a stand-alone webinar, meaning that you do not have to view the other webinars in the series to get a lot out of it.



Practice Areas: Banking & Finance Law, Information Technology Law & E-Commerce
Online Media Type: Audio
Production Date: 07/23/2020
Level: Intermediate
Category: Standard
Duration: 1 Hours, 2 Minutes
Online Format: On Demand

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Speakers:
Christopher Cahill - Lowis & Gellen LLP
Sam Kashy - Director, Armanino LLP
Maureen Murat - Of Counsel, Cogent Law Group, LLP
Nelson Rosario - Smolinski Rosario Law
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