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Watch the Webinar: Cryptoassets and Smart Contracts, in collaboration with Oxford University Deep Tech Dispute Resolution Lab

Outer Temple Chambers collaborated with the Oxford University Deep Tech Dispute Resolution Lab to present a webinar on Cryptoassets and Smart Contracts on Wednesday 8th July.

Speakers

Topics included

  • The fundamental legal foundations for cryptoassets and smart contracts in modern legal systems.
  • What aspects of the technology surrounding cryptoassets, smart contracts and blockchain regulators need to understand in order to regulate these areas effectively.
  • The potential for business crime involving crypto and smart contracts.

Links to materials referenced in webinar

UK Jurisdiction Taskforce Legal Statement on Cryptoassets and Smart Contracts (November 2019)
https://35z8e83m1ih83drye280o9d1-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/6.6056_JO_Cryptocurrencies_Statement_FINAL_WEB_111119-1.pdf

FLMC: Issues of legal uncertainty arising in the context of virtual currencies (July 2016)
http://fmlc.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/virtual_currencies_paper_-_edited_january_2017.pdf

B2C2 v Quoine Pte Ltd [2019] SHCG(I) 03 (first instance March 2019)
https://www.sicc.gov.sg/docs/default-source/modules-document/judgments/b2c2-ltd-v-quoine-pte-ltd_a1cd5e6e-288e-44ce-b91d-7b273541b86a_8de9f2e2-478e-46aa-b48f-de469e5390e7.pdf

Quoine Pte Ltd v B2C2 Ltd [2020] SGCA(I) 02 (appeal February 2020)
https://www.sicc.gov.sg/docs/default-source/modules-document/judgments/quoine-pte-ltd-v-b2c2-ltd_d2a66b12-eab4-4fc2-af09-37546983fd0a_8c20dbe7-befa-4f51-bc3d-8159364934f3.pdf

Ruscoe & Moore v Cryptopia Ltd (in liquidation) [2020] NZHC 728 (April 2020)
https://www.courtsofnz.govt.nz/assets/cases/Ruscoe-v-Cryptopia-Ltd-in-liq-CIV-2019-409-544.pdf

FATF 40 Recommendations (including interpretative notes)
https://www.fatf-gafi.org/publications/fatfrecommendations/documents/fatf-recommendations.html

FATF Guidance for a Risk-Based Approach to Virtual Assets and Virtual Asset Service Providers (June 2019)
https://www.fatf-gafi.org/publications/fatfrecommendations/documents/Guidance-RBA-virtual-assets.html

AA v Persons Unknown [2019] EWHC 3556 (Comm)
https://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/Comm/2019/3556.html

An examination of the cryptocurrency pump and dump ecosystem (Jan 2019)
https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3303365

Find Out More

You can find out more about the Oxford University Deep Tech Dispute Resolution Lab here.

If you would like to discuss our legal expertise in the field of cryptoassets or speak to any member of our Commercial & Chancery Team, please contact David Smith  on +44 (0)20 7427 4905.

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Authors

John McKendrick QC

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Chloë Bell

Call: 2015

Jeremy Scott-Joynt

Call: 2018

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