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        Blockchain: Beyond bitcoin and disrupting your business

        Hailed as the biggest digital innovation since the internet, Blockchain is the virtual infrastructure that is changing the way we work.
        Blockchain will disrupt your industry.

         

        What does this mean for my sector?

        Blockchain technology has the potential to disrupt every industry and its impact on Financial Services and Insurance is well documented. Select your sector below to find out about how the technology could affect you. We are adding more sectors all the time so check back soon for more information.

        Energy: Energy companies are starting to look at how the technology will help to optimize their processes and facilitate energy transactions. Find out more >

        Hospitality: Hospitality companies are considering how the technology could revolutionise their end to end supply chain, loyalty schemes and booking procedures. Find out more >

        Real Estate: Real Estate companies are starting to look at how the technology has the potential to optimise their processes and facilitate real estate transactions. Find out more >

        Retail and Food: Retail and Food companies are considering how the technology could revolutionise their end to end supply chain. Find out more >

        Transport: Transport companies are starting to look at how the technology has the potential to make supply chains more transparent and secure and enable smarter and more efficient logistics. Find out more >

        Have you thought about the legal implications of Blockchain? 

         

        Jurisdiction

        • Which legal framework will apply?
        • What forum should be used to resolve disputes?
        • How do you govern entities that exist purely in cyberspace (known as “decentralised anonymous organisations” or “DAOs”)?

        Liability

        • How is ownership/control determined?
        • Where does the liability lie when something goes wrong?
        • How can businesses limit their exposure?

         

        Smart Contracts

        • How do you create a blockchain based contract (a “Smart Contract”)?
        • When will Smart Contracts be enforceable?
        • Can code determine issues of fairness?
        • How should disputes be resolved?
        • How do you govern decisions made by an AI?

         

        Regulation

        • How will regulatory authorities choose to approach blockchain?
        • How will blockchain interact with existing regimes such as those relating to consumers or finance?
        • How will tax laws apply to transactions a blockchain system?

        Terms and Conditions

        • What terms do you need to include to cover the particularities of blockchain such as payments in cryptocurrency?

        Data Protection

        • Who are the controllers and who are the processors?
        • How can privacy be protected on an open system?
        • How can you obtain all the necessary consents?

        Have you thought about the legal implications of Blockchain? 

        Jurisdiction

        • Which legal framework will apply?
        • What forum should be used to resolve disputes?
        • How do you govern entities that exist purely in cyberspace (known as “decentralised anonymous organisations” or “DAOs”)?

        Liability

        • How is ownership/control determined?
        • Where does the liability lie when something goes wrong?
        • How can businesses limit their exposure?

         

        Smart Contracts

        • How do you create a blockchain based contract (a “Smart Contract”)?
        • When will Smart Contracts be enforceable?
        • Can code determine issues of fairness?
        • How should disputes be resolved?
        • How do you govern decisions made by an AI?

         

        Regulation

        • How will regulatory authorities choose to approach blockchain?
        • How will blockchain interact with existing regimes such as those relating to consumers or finance?
        • How will tax laws apply to transactions a blockchain system?

        Terms and Conditions

        • What terms do you need to include to cover the particularities of blockchain such as payments in cryptocurrency?

        Data Protection

        • Who are the controllers and who are the processors?
        • How can privacy be protected on an open system?
        • How can you obtain all the necessary consents?

        Have you thought about the legal implications of Blockchain? 

        Jurisdiction

        • Which legal framework will apply?
        • What forum should be used to resolve disputes?
        • How do you govern entities that exist purely in cyberspace (known as “decentralised anonymous organisations” or “DAOs”)?

        Liability

        • How is ownership/control determined?
        • Where does the liability lie when something goes wrong?
        • How can businesses limit their exposure?

         

        Smart Contracts

        • How do you create a blockchain based contract (a “Smart Contract”)?
        • When will Smart Contracts be enforceable?
        • Can code determine issues of fairness?
        • How should disputes be resolved?
        • How do you govern decisions made by an AI?

         

        Regulation

        • How will regulatory authorities choose to approach blockchain?
        • How will blockchain interact with existing regimes such as those relating to consumers or finance?
        • How will tax laws apply to transactions a blockchain system?

        Terms and Conditions

        • What terms do you need to include to cover the particularities of blockchain such as payments in cryptocurrency?

        Data Protection

        • Who are the controllers and who are the processors?
        • How can privacy be protected on an open system?
        • How can you obtain all the necessary consents?

        How can DWF support you?

        At DWF we are committed to becoming the leading global law firm for regulatory challenges arising in the context of Blockchain and distributed ledger technologies.

        By collaborating with distinguished Blockchain experts we combine our pre-existing expertise in regulation with the technological capabilities required to become a global leader in the cryptocurrency and Blockchain space.

        Our Global Blockchain Leadership Team is located in Berlin, one of the leading hubs for Blockchain start-ups and research. Regular exchange with the local crypto and Blockchain community keeps us up-to-date on relevant developments.

        Our long-standing relationships with regulators and financial authorities all over Europe enables us to solve our clients’ compliance issues with ease.

        Our Blockchain experts team up with our experts in other sectors which means we understand the technical detail but can also put it into context and understand the ramifications for different industries.

        If you have any questions about how Blockchain is going to impact your business, please get in touch