Gambino and Stazi, ‘Contract Automation from Telematic Agreements to Smart Contracts’

Technology creates new opportunities for socio-economic relations, commercial exchange and to overcome national borders, allowing to conclude and execute agreements more quickly regardless of the distance between the parties. However, technology also tests the contractual institution as it requires to adapt it to immediate, transnational, automatic uses, and to the legal issues that consequently arise. This chapter aims to analyze the evolution of the relationship between technology and contract through the fil rouge of contract automation, with specific regard to the conclusion of telematic agreements and the next frontier for contract automation, ie ‘smart contracts’.

Alberto Maria Gambino and Andrea Stazi, Contract Automation from Telematic Agreements to Smart Contracts 7 The Italian Law Journal no 1 (2021).

First posted 2021-10-08 18:00:32

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