By Wulf A. Kaal & Craig Calcaterra Abstract The rapid evolution of anonymous, autonomous, and distributed blockchain-based smart contracting creates friction and enforceability issues with existing legal and jurisdictional principles, calling the future governance of blockchain technology into question. The effective governance of blockchain technology and smart contracting is essential to ensuring its continuing […]Read more "Blockchain Technology’s Distributed Jurisdiction"
We have a problem in the United States: What is needed is the government creating a blockchain platform that crypto startups can build on. Think about historically what the government adoption of the Telegraph or the Railway, among other government initiatives, did for the U.S. economy. Without the legal certainty that the technology is supported, […]Read more "The Need for a U.S. Sponsored Blockchain Platform"
Full article available at: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2922176 MARK FENWICK,* WULF A. KAAL,** AND ERIK P.M. VERMEULEN*** Recent corporate governance initiatives encourage a culture of long-term value creation and growth but cannot work as intended by policymakers. The current discussion about corporate governance ignores the transition from a centralized to a decentralized, unmediated, and interconnected world and from a […]Read more "The “Unmediated” and “Tech-driven” Corporate Governance of Today’s Winning Companies"
Interview on “Blockchain Innovation in Law”Read more "Interview: “Blockchain Innovation in Law”"
Traditional hierarchical corporate structures often results in suboptimal outcomes and unsustainable solutions for employees. By contrast, in the environment of decentralized autonomous organizations (DAOs), influence and outcomes are not created by hierarchy but rather determined by the value a token holder contributions to the DAO. This “value to effort focus of work flows” in the DAO structure has the potential to change the way society works and creates outcomes.Read more "Overcoming the Downsides of Corporate Hierarchies – DAO’s Value to Effort Workflow Optimization"
Presenting at UCLA @LMI_UCLALaw @UCLA on #Blockchain #innovation for #Hedgefunds #privateequity #VentureCapital #startups #disrupting #compliance. Startups (including Melonport, Numerai, LendingRobot, Varga Fund, among many others) that optimize their internal operations, compliance, and investment strategies with blockchain technology are able to overcome barriers to entry, diseconomies of scale, and can lower their fees and market themselves […]Read more "UCLA Presentation “Blockchain Innovation In Private Investment Funds”"
Delighted to participate in the first Davos on the Delta Conference organized by ISelect Fund’s Carter Williams. Fantastic event in Memphis TN – the Silicone Valley for #Agriculture #Entrepreneurship #Innovation. All leading player in the agriculture business and leading AG startups in various financing stages are present and it is extremely energizing to talk about […]Read more "Blockchain Technology for Horizontal Agriculture Innovation "