Blockchains and other forms of Distributed Ledger Technology are the new word on the street. As much hype surrounds this new technology, many are claiming that it cannot and should not be regulated in light of its specific features. Taking a historical and law and innovation perspective my talk will address these claims. Looking back at early debates of Internet regulation I will highlight that despite significant challenges blockchain can be regulated and propose first guiding principles as to how this should be done.
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About the speakers
Dr Michèle FinckAffiliation: Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition & University of Oxford
Dr Michèle Finck is a Senior Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition and a Lecturer at Keble College, University of Oxford. Her research engages with the relationship between regulation, technology and innovation. She is an editor of the Cambridge Handbook on the Law and Regulation of the Sharing Economy (CUP 2018) and is currently writing a monograph on ‘Blockchain Regulation and Governance in Europe’.