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Fall 2021
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 assets 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
08-23-2021 - 12-01-2021   W  5:30 PM-7:10 PM F209

Course Frequency

Course Information

Credits: 2
Pass/Fail Option: Yes
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None
Grading: Graded
Method of Evaluation: Participation: 20%, Group (zoom) presentation: 30% and Take-Home Final: 50%
Graduation Requirements Fulfilled By Course:
General
Special Attributes: None
Course Delivery:
Residential
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):
Textbook Required:
Yes  
  • Textbook Name: digital Assets Blockchain technology
    Textbook Type: Paperback
    Requirement: Required
    Author: Stabile, Prior and Hinkes
    Publisher: Edward Elgar
    Edition: 1 st edition
    ISBN: 9781789907452
      
  
First Class Assignment(s):
  • Assignment: Mandatory: Digital Assets Textbook: 1. Introduction (pp. 1-6) Read Syllabus Optional: Banking on Bitcoin (2017) (film), directed by Christopher Cannucciari, available to stream on YouTube. Eric Hughes, A Cypherpunk’s Manifesto, available at https://www.activism.net/cypherpunk/manifesto.html   

    22757092_1_(MIADOCS)_Bitcoin and Digital Asset Regulation Syllabus (2021).pdf

 
Professor(s)

PRIOR, KIMBERLY



Contact Information:
Email: kprior@shutts.com

STABILE, DANIEL T



Contact Information:
Email: dstabile@shutts.com