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This paper aims to examine the risks associated with smart contracts, a disruptive financial technology FinTech innovation, and assesses how in the future they could threaten the integrity of the global financial system. A qualitative approach is used to identify risk factors related to the use of new financial innovations, by examining how over-the-counter OTC derivatives contributed to the Global Financial Crisis GFC which occurred during and Extensive use of bilateral agreements, complexity and lack of standardization, lack of transparency, misuse and speed of contagion were factors that contributed to the GFC that could also become material concerns for smart contract technology as its adoption grows. These concerns, combined with other contextual factors, such as the risk of defects in smart contracts and cyberattacks, could lead to potential destabilization of the broader financial system. They also provide guidance for key stakeholders on proactive steps that can be taken with smart contract technology to avoid repeating the types of oversights that contributed to the GFC. This paper draws attention to the risks associated with the adoption of disruptive FinTech.
Updated: Aug 5, Whenever you hear about blockchain, it is increasingly common to hear about smart contracts. This concept however can take on different meanings, given its implementation in blockchains that greatly differ from one another. This article aims to provide an overview of the technology so to give readers the means to better understand its many facets. This is because, with a limited potential loss the value of the goods and money stored in the machine should not exceed the cost, in this case not only monetary, of breaching the mechanism , the machine handles transactions automatically according to a pre-established logic price, payment method, etc. Although it may seem like a relatively new concept, smart contracts are nothing more than the digital implementation of the various rules that have always governed traditional contracts.
For anyone who is interested in the future of information and networked society, I found this paper, written by a very early proponent of digital money, Nick Szabo, to be quite relevant. Szabo is most famous for his articles and blogs , which covered a wide range of subjects from history, economics, to cryptography—which may have influenced the development of Bitcoin. But to my delight, I have also found a First Monday paper written by Szabo on the rationales and approaches to digitizing paper contracts using cryptography, and social issues that we have yet to resolve. Control protocols, and the professions of auditing and accounting based on them, play a critical but ill-analyzed role in our economy. These control protocols are the result of many centuries of business experience and have a long future ahead of them, but the digital revolution will soon cause these paper-era techniques to be dramatically augmented by, and eventually integrate into, smart contracts. That is, the public will know that company A and company B signed a contract, but the details are kept secret, as per standard business practice.
This book analyses the new blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology DLT in term of its impact on law, contracts and the digital economy. It discusses global legislation in the blockchain and its implications. The analysis of contracts includes the Bitcoin system and the Bitcoin Blockchain. The book is written in an international and European perspective. It is characterised by a practical approach and addressed to lawyers who want to deepen their knowledge about legal aspects of new technologies such as the blockchain and other modern IT tools, but also to entrepreneurs, IT specialists, developers and IT managers in the implementation of DLT and block technologies. UO dr hab.
DigiCash My worldview draws heavily from scientific methods, including theoretical and personal applied science. Why were two technologies from two very different crafts traditions -- the mechanical clock and the sandglass -- invented at the same time and place? An architecture for usage control not mere access control for distributed objects interacting across trust boundaries. An analysis of the delegation or lack thereof of the power to make law from the legislative to the executive branch in the early United States, uncovering some distinctions and factors that may shed light on modern non-delegation cases, and introducing representation distance and the principle of least authority as constitutional doctrines. Here are the slides from that talk. The interpretation of traditional texts. Recommended by Yahoo!
Authors retain copyright to their work published in First Monday. Please see the footer of each article for details. Skip to main content Skip to main navigation menu Skip to site footer. Abstract Smart contracts combine protocols with user interfaces to formalize and secure relationships over computer networks. Objectives and principles for the design of these systems are derived from legal principles, economic theory, and theories of reliable and secure protocols. Similarities and differences between smart contracts and traditional business procedures based on written contracts, controls, and static forms are discussed. By using cryptographic and other security mechanisms, we can secure many algorithmically specifiable relationships from breach by principals, and from eavesdropping or malicious interference by third parties, up to considerations of time, user interface, and completeness of the algorithmic specification.
Nick Szabo is a computer scientist, legal scholar  and cryptographer known for his research in digital contracts and digital currency. He graduated from the University of Washington in with a degree in computer science  and received a law degree from George Washington University Law School. The phrase and concept of " smart contracts " was developed by Szabo with the goal of bringing what he calls the "highly evolved" practices of contract law and practice to the design of electronic commerce protocols between strangers on the Internet. Szabo influentially  argued that a minimum granularity of micropayments is set by mental transaction costs. In , Szabo designed a mechanism for a decentralized digital currency he called "bit gold". In a bit gold network, solved puzzles would be sent to the Byzantine fault-tolerant public registry and assigned to the public key of the solver.
Blockchain pp Cite as. Taking a sober look at a new technology is the basis for its potentially successful use. We would therefore like to concentrate on the innovation of blockchain technology and consider the advantages that this technology offers us when compared to already existing solutions, such as the distributed database.
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A smart contract is a computer program or a transaction protocol which is intended to automatically execute, control or document legally relevant events and actions according to the terms of a contract or an agreement. Vending machines are mentioned as the oldest piece of technology equivalent to smart contract implementation.
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