BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY & COMMERCIAL LAW
- The course will be evaluated on the basis of a research paper worth 70% of the final grade and a 30-minute presentation worth 20%. The remaining 10% of the grade will be assessed on the basis of student participation in classroom discussions.
The course will serve as an introduction to Distributed Ledger Technology (Blockchain) and outline the challenges that Blockchain-based technologies will pose to existing commercial law doctrines. In particular, the course will focus on the legal aspects surrounding the development of cryptocurrencies, smart – contracts and Blockchain Based Software applications. Topics to be considered include the law of payment mechanisms, consumer protection, and Privacy Laws and Regulations. *Although there are no prerequisites for this course, Commercial Law – Sales, or Banking and Negotiable Instruments are recommended.