Is a 'smart contract' really a smart idea? Insights from a legal perspective

  title={Is a 'smart contract' really a smart idea? Insights from a legal perspective},
  author={M. Giancaspro},
  journal={Comput. Law Secur. Rev.},
  • M. Giancaspro
  • Published 2017
  • Business, Computer Science
  • Comput. Law Secur. Rev.
Abstract Swift developments in the emerging field of blockchain technology have facilitated the birth of ‘smart contracts’: computerised transaction protocols which autonomously execute the terms of a contract. Smart contracts are disintermediated and generally transparent in nature, offering the promise of increased commercial efficiency, lower transaction and legal costs, and anonymous transacting. The business world is actively investigating the use of blockchain technology for various… Expand
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