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PLI's Blockchain Technology, Smart Code, and Smart Contracts: Issues and Risks

December 11, 2018

Many people know that bitcoin is based on blockchain technology, but fewer understand how the underlying technology is being applied to a much broader range of commercial and business functions. Most of these applications involve the use of smart code and smart contracts.

In this One-Hour Briefing, Mark W. Rasmussen and James A. Cox of Jones Day will explore the following topics:
  • What are smart code and smart contracts and how are they different;
  • How blockchain technology (which is a type of distributed ledger technology, or DLT) works;
  • How smart code functions on a blockchain and can be used to create smart contracts;
  • Existing and potential applications of smart code and smart contracts; and
  • The legal and technical risks raised by the potential for expanded use of smart code and smart contracts in commercial environments.


Registration for this event is required. To sign up for the webcast, visit the PLI event website.