Blockchain and Procedural Law: Law and Justice in the Age of Disintermediation
Blockchain Technologies at the Domestic and the International Levels

Friday, 17 January 2019

Blockchain has not only garnered attention from individuals and corporations, but also from states. Several states have expressed their intention to use this technology for very diverse applications, such as setting land registries to record land rights or creating national registries for ships. This involvement of states with blockchain technology raises intricate legal issues dealing with sovereignty and applications such as the implementation of blockchain technologies in courts. Blockchain technologies have not only been embraced by states. Several international organizations have put these technologies on their agenda and there is a growing prospect of their use by non-governmental actors.

The third seminar of the event aims at (i) understanding how states may harness the potential of blockchain technologies through the presentation of different case studies (ii) and mapping the first forays of international organizations into these emerging technologies.

Concluding remarks from anthropological and sociological perspectives will close the final seminar.

A detailed programme will follow in due course.

Max Planck Institute Luxembourg
Conference room, 4th floor
4, rue Alphonse Weicker
L-2721 Luxembourg

This conference is free of charge.

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