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.
- John W. Bagby, David Reitter, and Philip Chwistek, An Emerging Political Economy of the Blockchain: Enhancing Regulatory Opportunities, 88 UMKC L. Rev. (forthcoming 2019)
- Thomas N. Doty, Blockchain will Reshape Representation of Creative Talent, 88 UMKC L. Rev. (forthcoming 2019)
- Jeff Lingwall and Ramya Mogallapu, Should Code be Law? Smart Contracts, Blockchain, and Boilerplate, 88 UMKC L. Rev. (forthcoming 2019).
- Lawrence J. Trautman and Mason Molesky, A Primer for Blockchain, 88 UMKC L. Rev. (forthcoming 2019).
- Bryan Wilson, Blockchain and the Law of the Cat: What Cryptokitties might Teach, 88 UMKC L. Rev. (forthcoming 2019).
- Dafan Zhang, Security Tokens: Complying with Security Laws and Regulations Provides More than Token Rewards, 88 UMKC L. Rev. (forthcoming 2019).
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