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Regulating Blockchain: Techno-Social and Legal Challenges

Philipp Hacker, Ioannis Lianos, Georgios Dimitropoulos, and Stefan Eich (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780198842187
eISBN:
9780191878206
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198842187.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law, Company and Commercial Law

This collection provides an in-depth analysis of the intersection between blockchain technology and the law. Covering EU, US, and Asian jurisdictions, it assesses the necessities of and opportunities ... More


In Code(rs) We Trust: Software Developers as Fiduciaries in Public Blockchains

Angela Walch

in Regulating Blockchain: Techno-Social and Legal Challenges

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780198842187
eISBN:
9780191878206
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198842187.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law, Company and Commercial Law

This chapter addresses the myth of ‘decentralized governance’ of public blockchains, arguing that certain people who create, operate, or reshape them function much like fiduciaries of those who rely ... More


Blueprinting BlockchainsIntroduction

Jack Parkin

in Money Code Space: Hidden Power in Bitcoin, Blockchain, and Decentralisation

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780197515075
eISBN:
9780197515112
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197515075.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization, Political Economy

The final chapter dives deeper into the territory of spin-off blockchains offered as technological modes of organisation for decentralising a host of socioeconomic practices. Recent discussions of ... More


Deconstructing “Decentralization”: Exploring the Core Claim of Crypto Systems

Angela Walch

in Cryptoassets: Legal, Regulatory, and Monetary Perspectives

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780190077310
eISBN:
9780190077358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190077310.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

This chapter first describes the current use of the term “decentralized” as applied to permissionless blockchains like Bitcoin and Ethereum. Then, it analyzes the complex, contested nature of the ... More


Regulation of Blockchain Token Sales in the United States

Houman B. Shadab

in Regulating Blockchain: Techno-Social and Legal Challenges

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780198842187
eISBN:
9780191878206
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198842187.003.0014
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law, Company and Commercial Law

This chapter provides an overview of how US securities regulation applies to the sale of cryptographic tokens using a distributed ledger, so-called initial coin offerings. Token sale transactions ... More


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