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Legal Statement on Cryptoassets and Smart Contracts: A Step in the Right Direction

The Computer & Internet Lawyer

14 Apr 2020
Reprinted with permission.

Yulia Makarova and Alistair Maughan authored an article for The Computer & Internet Lawyer discussing a recent legal statement from the U.K. Jurisdiction Taskforce — one of the six taskforces of the LawTech Delivery Panel, an industry-led group that is supporting the digital transformation of the U.K. legal services sector — on the status of cryptoassets and smart contracts under English Law, a “development which will help to move English law towards a clearer basis of recognition for cryptoassets and smart contracts as an asset class.”

“The statement is a welcome step forward in developing the legal thinking for the new advance technology that will hopefully continue in other professional, expert, and judicial fora,” the authors wrote.

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