Blockchains and Antitrust: New Technology, Same Old Risks?

Blockchain technology can allow for more efficient and more secure business transactions across a number of industry sectors. Still, anticompetitive practices carried out by blockchain participants remain subject to antitrust scrutiny in the jurisdictions in which they operate, including in the United States, Europe, and Asia, where regulators are paying increasing attention to the potential for collusive or exclusionary conduct.

This Jones Day White Paper describes how blockchain participants can manage risk by implementing precautions and safeguards designed for the specific features of blockchain technology.