IBA Annual Conference Sydney 2017
8 Oct - 13 Oct 2017
Room C2.3, Convention Centre, Level 2
Blockchain and its implications regarding business law
Wednesday 11 October (1030 - 1230)
Technology Law Committee
Leisure Industries Section
Blockchain technology began as the basis for bitcoin transfers, and is assuming various interesting roles in the transfer of information in various sectors, including health, finance and secured transactions. In this panel, experts and practitioners will explain the fundamentals of blockchain technology, and discuss the private and public uses and smart contracts. The panellists will discuss current issues that intrigue academia and practitioners alike, including the legal effects and applications of smart contracts on the business, the identification of parties, closing mechanisms, confidentiality and liability, and others. Current practice and legislation will be reviewed.