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Session details

34th International Financial Law Conference

17 May - 19 May 2017

Swissotel Tallinn

Session information

Hacking the paragraphs - can blockchain be used in the current legal environment?
Swissotel Tallinn

Committee(s)

Banking Law Committee (Lead)
Financial Services Section (Lead)
Financial and Banking Law Conferences Subcommittee (Lead)
Legal Practice Division (Lead)
Securities Law Committee (Lead)
European Regional Forum

Description

Blockchain is said to disrupt financial services and beyond. Laws do not recognise and regulate blockchain technology yet, but like with all new technologies in the past, blockchain is slowly finding its way into practice by utilising existing laws. The panel consisting of lawyers and representatives of industry using blockchain or investigating its use, will discuss the potential of blockchain and how it could be used in the framework of current legal regulation.