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Blockchains and distributed ledgers: law as a factor in DLT structuring (Altius)

Author: Jonathan De Landsheere (Altius) Publication date: 14/03/2019 What is distributed ledger technology (“DLT”)? Distributed ledgers (“DLs”), of which blockchains form a subset,[1] are peer-to-peer networks of computers, known as nodes, which both participate in the network and monitor transactions. Every transaction is recorded on each node, generating a platform of

2019-03-26T04:52:14+00:00 26 mars, 2019|Categories: Automation & software Legal innovation|Tags: , |

VIDEO – Will Blockchain technology disrupt the Real Estate sector? (Lydian)

In this short video, Wouter Neven and Jan Maertens of Lydian's Real Estate department explain to you what consequences the use of Blockchain technology might have on the Real Estate sector. Two subjects are covered. First the concept of the tokenization of assets (digitally chopping up of buildings so that they become easily

Blockchain & GDPR : 2 simultaneous buzzwords (Altius)

Author: Louis-Dorsan Jolly (Altius) Publication date: 25/01/2019 Blockchain technology has been receiving a lot of attention over the past few years, and more recently also from legal authors. It has been rightly said that blockchain raises several legal questions, which include its relationship with the GPDR. The GDPR was conceived at

2019-02-22T04:50:24+00:00 22 février, 2019|Categories: Droit au respect de la vie privée Privacy, IT & IP|Tags: , , , |

Blockchain and GDPR : is a clash really inevitable? (Loyens & Loeff)

Authors: Stéphanie De Smedt, Valérie Verstraeten and Yves Van Couter (Loyens & Loeff) Date of publication: 02/08/2018 Blockchain, considered to be the greatest technological innovation since the internet, is currently also one of the most debated technologies. From a legal perspective, the technology raises many questions, in particular as diverse aspects

Blockchains and law. Are they compatible? (Baker McKenzie)

Author: Baker McKenzie Date of publication: 31/07/2017 Any distributed ledger used by an enterprise or industry needs to conform to data requirements in the countries in which it operates. Existing blockchains based on Bitcoin and Ethereum codebases can indiscriminately broadcast private data to all participants of a network, and therefore may

2017-10-11T09:05:40+00:00 21 août, 2017|Categories: Droit financier|Tags: , |

Blockchain IPOs: the dusk (/dawn?) of regulation has arrived (Corporate Finance Lab)

Author: Cedric Hauben (DLA Piper) Date of publication: 09/08/2017 This article was first published on Corporate Finance Lab Blockchain projects have been around for over a decade. Despite its turbulent and mysterious evolutions, the prototype case of Bitcoin remains the most well-known blockchain application on the market. It still stands as

2017-08-10T09:55:04+00:00 10 août, 2017|Categories: Droit financier|Tags: , , , |

How could blockchain reduce the cost of energy? (EY)

The power and utilities sector has yet to fully embrace the transformative possibilities of blockchain. Find out how energy providers and consumers alike could benefit from the blockchain revolution. As an ex-CIO in the power and utilities sector, the rise of new technologies is always of interest – especially when

2017-04-23T10:45:11+00:00 23 avril, 2017|Categories: Droit de l'énergie|Tags: , |

Blockchain: Trust Economy (Deloitte)

Blockchain is outgrowing its adolescent cryptocurrency identity, with distributed consensus ledgers becoming smart contracts facilitators. Beyond creating efficiencies by removing the legal and financial intermediary in a contractual agreement, blockchain is assuming the role of trusted gatekeeper and purveyor of transparency. In the emerging “trust economy” in which a company’s

2017-04-12T10:52:32+00:00 12 avril, 2017|Categories: Droit financier|Tags: , , |

Blockchain technology for contracts: Above the law? (RPC)

A recent report by the European Parliamentary Research Service (EPRS) explores how blockchain technology could continue to develop and impact on a number of key areas of everyday business and life in general. One area explored by the EPRS report relates to the use of blockchain for so-called smart contracts.

2017-03-28T08:54:56+00:00 28 mars, 2017|Categories: Droit commercial Droit des contrats et des biens|Tags: |