Blockchain and the Law: The Rule of Code

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“An important new book…[It] attempts to do for blockchain what the likes of Lawrence Lessig and Tim Wu did for the Internet and cyberspace―explain how a new technology will upend the current legal and social order…A fine, deeply-researched book that can be expected to show up on law school syllabi for years to come…Blockchain and the Law is not just a theoretical guide. It’s also a moral one.”Jeff John Roberts, Fortune

Blockchain and the Law perfectly links technical understanding with practical and legal implications. Blockchains will matter crucially; this book, beautifully and clearly written for a wide audience, powerfully demonstrates how.”Lawrence Lessig, Harvard Law School

“Useful to an educated readership…If you…don’t ‘get’ crypto, this is the book-length treatment for you. It sees merit and potential in crypto, without buying into any particular claim just for the sake of hype.”Tyler Cowen, Marginal Revolution

“De Filippi and Wright stress that because blockchain is essentially autonomous, it is inflexible, which leaves it vulnerable, once it has been set in motion, to the sort of unforeseen consequences that laws and regulations are best able to address.”James Ryerson, New York Times Book Review

“De Filippi and Wright offer neither a jeremiad nor a gospel; unlike the breathlessness that pervades much writing on blockchain technology, they stick to sensibleness and sobriety.”Nathan Schneider, America

“Explores the implications of the technology in its broadest sense, positioning it in context of the evolution of the internet, and the development of artificial intelligence and autonomous systems which are continually touching more areas of our daily lives…A fascinating and comprehensive read that poses many questions we should debate and settle before blockchain technology becomes ubiquitous.”Breaker

“At long last―a deeply researched, thoughtful, and measured analysis of blockchain technology and the policies that could help us harvest its opportunities and avoid its pitfalls. Blockchain and the Law should be required reading for anyone serious about understanding this major emerging element of our technological ecosystem.”Yochai Benkler, author of The Wealth of Networks

“A well-written and comprehensive book that cuts through the blockchain hype. It not only highlights the powers and limitations of blockchain technology, but solidly grounds it in a larger social and legal context.”Bruce Schneier, author of Data and Goliath

“If you are looking to understand the intricacies of the relationship between the law and blockchain technology, then this book should be on your list…[It] makes it clear that regulators must redefine their approach because restrictive regulations will stifle the growth of the industry.”Alexander Lielacher, BTCManager

About the Author

Primavera De Filippi is a permanent researcher at the CERSA/CNRS/Université Paris II and a faculty associate at the Berkman-Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard Law School.

Aaron Wright is Associate Clinical Professor of Law and Director of the Blockchain Project at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University.

Product details

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Harvard University Press (April 9, 2018)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 312 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0674976428
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0674976429
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 1.3 pounds
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 6.5 x 1.2 x 9.3 inches
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2.0 out of 5 stars Not for legal practitioners. I wouldn't recommend it if you are already familiar with blockchain
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