In this legal analysis, the authors examine a number of legal complications involved with the use of blockchain technology. These include aspects relating to the law of obligations, the law of property, intellectual property and privacy as well financial supervision (and developments in it). Based on real-life examples of a permissioned blockchain application (Mijn Zorg Log [My Healthcare Log]) and a permissionless blockchain application (Bitcoin), the authors on the one hand show how existing laws and regulations can be applied to this new phenomenon and, on the other hand, they state what amendments to laws and regulations are indicated in order to eliminate legal uncertainty, a factor that can stand in the way of such blockchain-driven innovations.
|Title of host publication||Blockchain Technology and Applications II|
|Number of pages||39|
|Publication status||Published - 17 Jun 2020|