Blockchain and the Law: Australia

A cutting edge guide to blockchain and the law.

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ISBN/ISSN: 9780409358889
Release Date: June 01, 2024
AUD$ 189.99

Product description

Blockchain and the Law: Australia is an essential book for practitioners and students looking to understand the interaction between blockchain technology and the law. The authors have taken a systemic approach in dividing this book into two sections. Firstly, the book provides the reader with an introduction to blockchain technology, including an explanation of blockchain and distributed ledger technology, smart contracts, non-fungible tokens and decentralised autonomous organisations. The second part of the book examines and explores specific legal practice areas and how blockchain technology is or may be covered under existing legal regimes, including summaries of case law.


• An approachable book for those wishing to understand the interaction between blockchain technology and the law
• Written by leading experts
• Case studies of different areas of legal practice


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Table of contents

  • Part A – Introduction to Blockchain

  • Chapter 1 - Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology

  • Chapter 2 - Smart Contracts

  • Chapter 3 - Non-Fungible Tokens

  • Chapter 4 - Decentralised Autonomous Organisations

  • Part B – Specific Legal Areas

  • Chapter 5 - Financial Services

  • Chapter 6 - Anti-Money Laundering and Counter Terrorism Financing

  • Chapter 7 - Intellectual Property Law

  • Chapter 8 - Taxation

  • Chapter 9 - Privacy Law

  • Chapter 10 - Property Law

  • Chapter 11 - Insolvency

  • Chapter 12 - Competition and Consumer Law

  • Chapter 13 - Contract Law

  • Chapter 14 - Employment Law

  • Chapter 15 - Estate Law and Inheritance