Use of Blockchain Technology in Cross-Border Legal Cooperation under the Conventions of the Hague Conference on Private International Law (HCCH)

This post is based on a research seminar held at the University of Aberdeen on 27 March 2019

Blockchain and other types of distributed ledger technology (DLT) have attracted significant interest and become a much-debated topic, particularly after it was realised that their potential goes far beyond underpinning cryptocurrencies. Their…

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Is the UK heading towards regulation of cryptoassets? Findings from the UK Cryptoassets Taskforce Final Report

There is no universally agreed definition of cryptoassets. Definitions vary from one jurisdiction to another and are revisited from time to time as the technology keeps evolving. A cryptoasset, as defined in the UK Cryptoassets Taskforce Report of October 2018, is “a cryptographically secured digital representation of value or contractual…

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Networks in transition: Changing to stay the same?

“If we want things to stay as they are, things will have to change.” ― Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa, The Leopard

I had been very eagerly anticipating the 7th Conference on the Regulation of Infrastructures at the Florence School of Regulation (FSR #CRI18) for weeks. On the day of departure, that exuberance…

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BILETA 2018 Follow up

Albert Einstein once stated that 'imagination is more important than knowledge'. I would agree with this, but with the addendum that structured imagination is more relevant than an 'abandoned display' of imagination. Studies which are arranged in a definite pattern might contain the premise(s) from which a conclusion may logically…

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