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Fall 2018
LAW349  A  DIGITAL ASSET AND BLOCKCHAIN REGULATION

Course Description
Since its genesis moment in 2008, bitcoin, its progeny of digital currencies, and the underlying blockchain technology have become increasingly prominent – and increasingly divisive. As digital currencies and other blockchain applications continue to launch and mature, regulatory authorities are working to keep up. In this course, we will discuss the most significant legal and regulatory issues pertinent to the space. Topics to be covered throughout the course include the history/evolution of blockchain technology/digital currency; current and proposed regulation of digital currency exchanges, crypto wallets, initial coin offerings and other similar products and services; smart contracts; blockchain applications in the financial services sector (and other industry sectors); and blockchain applications in the public sector (e.g., land registries, voting).

Course Schedule
Dates Day Time Room
08-13-2018 - 12-13-2018   W  5:30 PM-7:20 PM F108

Course Frequency

Course Information

Credits: 2
Pass/Fail Option: Yes
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None
Grading: Graded
Method of Evaluation: Client memo (30%); long-form research paper (70%)
Graduation Requirements Fulfilled By Course: None
Special Attributes:
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Course Delivery:

Special Restrictions: None
Law Track(s): None
Bar Subject(s): None
Concentration(s):
The Business of Innovation, Law and Technology: BILT (Concentration)   More information
Course Book(s): TBD/None      
First Class Assignment(s): TBD/None

 
Professor(s)

STABILE, DANIEL T



Contact Information:
Email: dstabile@shutts.com

PRIOR, KIMBERLY



Contact Information:
Email: kprior@shutts.com