‘The Discreet Charm of Conveyancing on the Blockchain’

Jeanne L Schroeder, Bitcoin and the Uniform Commercial Code, 24 University of Miami Business Law Review 1 (2016). When Adam Levitin and I taught The Law of Money seminar a year ago, not one student chose to write about bitcoin. We congratulated ourselves on drawing young people hip enough to ignore the hype emanating from googly-eyed technophiles and smug pundits, and beefed up the readings on silver in 18th century China. The rude awakening came last spring, when bitcoin gobbled up half the class and forced me to wrestle with the problem of legal writing about financial innovation. Jeanne Schroeder’s lovely Bitcoin and the Uniform Commercial Code saved the day. The article reads at first like an old-fashioned doctrinal piece of the sort that have become rare. That would be valuable enough, but the bigger payoff for me was seeing a patient sifting of bitcoin through the UCC illuminate the work of legal institutions at the intersection of finance and technology … (more)

[Anna Gelpern, JOTWELL, 16 August]

First posted 2017-08-17 06:19:28

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