Blockchain and public law : global challenges in the era of decentralisation / edited by Oreste Pollicino (Full Professor of Constitutional Law, Bocconi University, Italy, Member of the Sounding Board on Disinformation, Expert for the Global Partnership on Artificial Intelligence (GPAI), and Member of the Board of the European Union Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA)), Giovanni De Gregorio (Postdoctoral Researcher in the Programme in Comparative Media Law and Policy, Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, University of Oxford, UK).

Northampton : Edward Elgar Publishing, 2021.
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Blockchain and Public Law
Blockchains (Databases) -- Law and legislation.
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"This important and topical book provides a comprehensive overview of the challenges raised by blockchain from the perspective of public law. It considers the ways in which traditional categories of public law such as sovereignty, citizenship and territory are shaped, as well as the impact of blockchain technology on fundamental rights and democratic values. Articulated in two sections, the first analyses the opportunities and the challenges that blockchain and distributed ledger technologies raise in the field of public and constitutional law, while the second highlights challenges derived from the intersection between blockchain and other legal fields such as contract law, financial law and antitrust law. A wide variety of expert contributions offer further examinations of the constitutional challenges of blockchain technologies that provide regulatory options for governments and lawmakers. Blockchain and Public Law will be a critical point of reference for scholars and students of legal theory, public policy and governmental law. It will also be beneficial to legal practitioners and lawmakers to further develop their knowledge of the field of blockchain at national and international levels"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents: 1 Introduction to blockchain and public law / Oreste Pollicino and Giovanni De Gregorio
Part I: Blockchain and public law
2. Blockchain utopia and its governance shortfalls / Uta Kohl
3. Blockchain and sovereignty / Riccardo de Caria
4. Blockchain and citizenship: Uneasy bedfellows / Oskar J. Gstrein and Dimitry V. Kochenov
5. Blockchain and democracy: Challenges and opportunities of blockchain and smart contracts for democracy in the distributed, algorithmic state / Jurgen Goossens
6. Blockchain and authoritarianism: The evolution of decentralized autonomous organizations / Tom W. Bell
7. Blockchain and public administration / Yoan Hermstrüwer
8. Blockchain and freedom of expression / Giovanni De Gregorio
9. Blockchain, privacy, and data protection / Paul De Hert and Ashwinee Kumar
10. Blockchain for healthcare applications and use cases / Immaculate Motsi-Omoijiade and Alexander Kharlamov
Part II: Blockchain and public law at the intersection
11. Blockchain and contract law: Smart contracts / Pietro Sirena and Francesco P. Patti
12. Blockchain and financial law: Fintech and crypto-assets / Filippo Annunziata
13. Blockchain and antitrust law: A roadmap / Maria Teresa Maggiolino and Laura Zoboli
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description based on print record.
Pollicino, Oreste, editor.
De Gregorio, Giovanni, editor.
Edward Elgar Publishing, publisher.