The UMKC Law Review is excited to share the work of legal scholars that explore the legal and regulatory issues involved in blockchain technologies. Blockchain technologies have the potential to redefine the way lawyers draft contracts, record commercial transactions, and verify legal documents. As a direct result of the technology’s potential, investments in blockchain technology surged over the past year, inviting both legitimate businesses and modern-day scammers. To date, policymakers have yet to construct safeguards to protect the public without suppressing innovation. As a result, this creates a unique opportunity for legal scholars to help shape policy for the future. This symposium is the first issue of UMKC Law Review’s 88th volume, and it explores these topics with the goal of both advancing awareness and influencing public policy.
- Del Wright Jr., Introduction to the Symposium Issue: Blockchain Technology and the Law, 88 UMKC L. Rev. (2019).
- John W. Bagby, David Reitter, and Philip Chwistek, An Emerging Political Economy of the Blockchain: Enhancing Regulatory Opportunities, 88 UMKC L. Rev. (2019).
- Thomas N. Doty, Blockchain will Reshape Representation of Creative Talent, 88 UMKC L. Rev. (2019).
- Paolo Davide Farah and Marek Prity, If the Mountain won’t come to Muhammad, then Muhammad must go to the Mountain: Public Administration in the Age of Globalization and Emerging Technologies, 88 UMKC L. Rev. (2019).
- Jeff Lingwall and Ramya Mogallapu, Should Code be Law? Smart Contracts, Blockchain, and Boilerplate, 88 UMKC L. Rev. (2019).
- Lawrence J. Trautman and Mason Molesky, A Primer for Blockchain, 88 UMKC L. Rev. (2019).
- Bryan Wilson, Blockchain and the Law of the Cat: What Cryptokitties might Teach, 88 UMKC L. Rev. (2019).
- Del Wright Jr., Quadratic Voting and Blockchain Governance, 88 UMKC L. Rev. (2019).
- Dafan Zhang, Security Tokens: Complying with Security Laws and Regulations Provides More than Token Rewards, 88 UMKC L. Rev. (2019).