Smart Contract Relations in e-Commerce: Legal Implications of Exchanges Conducted on the Blockchain

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Philippa Ryan;
(2017)
  • Publisher: Carleton University
  • Journal: Technology Innovation Management Review (issn: 1927-0321)
  • Publisher copyright policies & self-archiving
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.22215/timreview/1110
  • Subject: trust | Technology (General) | Management. Industrial management | law | HD28-70 | blockchain | smart contracts | legal | reputation | T1-995 | online transactions
    acm: ComputingMilieux_LEGALASPECTSOFCOMPUTING

Much of the discussion around blockchain-based smart contracts has focused on whether or not they operate in the same way as legal contracts. However, it is argued that most contracts are social rather than legal in nature and are entered into because the parties trust ... View more
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