Adapting English Law To Cryptoassets And Smart Contracts

Law360 (July 12, 2019, 2:06 PM EDT) -- When thinking of cryptoassets, many people are likely to immediately consider bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies such as litecoin which entered the public's consciousness due to the huge price increases they experienced in 2017 and the subsequent collapse in their price in 2018 (followed by something of a recent rebound).

However, cryptoassets cover far more than simply bitcoin and significant development has been made in the cryptoasset sphere, which now encompasses a range of assets, including security tokens and stablecoins. In parallel to this, the technology behind smart contracts has continued to evolve apace, in some cases being built on a blockchain...

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