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 "Crypto Transaction Dispute Resolution (54 Pages)"
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"
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Abstract Blockchain technology allows for decentralized networked governance that allows for the removal of internal and external monitoring mechanisms previously necessitated by agency problems in corporate governance. Blockchain technology creates formal immutable guarantees in agency relationships that build the trust needed to overcome the agency problems in corporate governance. It facilitates a substantial increase in […]Read more "Blockchain Solutions for Agency Problems in Corporate Governance"
A wave of innovation and decentralization is sweeping across the world, challenging the traditional role of law, lawyers and law schools. Central themes from an Incredibly energizing and enabling course co-taught with @erikpmvermeulen at @USTLawMN “Disruptive Innovation – Why Lawyers Matter” include in order of priority: #innovation, #innovators, #platform, #entrepreneur, #bigdata, #blockchain, #smartcontracts, #machinelearning, #ArtificialIntelligence, […]Read more "Future of Innovation and Law"