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Blockchain and Smart Contracts

Series: BLOCKCHAIN BASICS 2019

Blockchain Basics - Smart Contracts

Blockchain is a tool. Samson Williams likens blockchain to a group text message, in which each participant receives a distributed, time-stamped, tamper-resistant (and encrypted) record of data transactions. Each group text has these characteristics. Everyone in the group “sees” the data, and none can change or gainsay any group message. Smart contracts are computer code put on the blockchain (how, exactly?) that establishes self-executing terms and conditions of a transaction. Are smart contracts smart? If certain data comes in and fulfills a pre-set term or condition, then rights and responsibilities are formed, terminated, modified, or shifted among the parties. Certainty and transparency, but also garbage in and garbage out. Are some contractual terms not amenable to smart contracting? And are smart contracts necessarily contracts? If not, can they still be useful? If a smart contract is a contract, what is the governing document? Is it the words business people and lawyers use, or is it the code that is supposed to reflect the words?

Principal Audience: Investors, Attorneys and Advisors, Business Owners and Executives

Partner: ChamberWise, Financial Poise, West LegalEdcenter


Meet the Panel:


Christopher Cahill

Christopher Cahill

Mr. Cahill is Head of the Bankruptcy and Restructuring Practice Group ...

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John Servidio

John Servidio

John Servidio is a partner in Goodwin’s Capital Markets and ...

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Nelson Rosario

Nelson Rosario

Mr. Rosario is an intellectual property attorney whose practice is ...

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Matt Wolf

Matt Wolf

Matt has over 15 years of experience working with emerging ...

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