Blockchains and Online Dispute Resolution: Smart Contracts as an Alternative to Enforcement

@article{Koulu2016BlockchainsAO,
  title={Blockchains and Online Dispute Resolution: Smart Contracts as an Alternative to Enforcement},
  author={Anna Riikka Koulu},
  journal={Scriptorium},
  year={2016},
  volume={13},
  pages={40-69}
}
As cross-border online transactions increase the issue of cross-border dispute resolution and enforcement becomes more and more topical. Disputes arising from ecommerce are seldom taken into the public courts and therefore online dispute resolution (ODR) is becoming a mainstream solution for resolving them. Simultaneously, different applications and possibilities of blockchain technologies such as cryptocurrencies have caught the attention of both computer scientists and legal scholars… Expand
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