Blockchain and the Law: The Rule of Code

  • 8h 55m 58s
  • Aaron Wright, Primavera De Filippi
  • Recorded Books, Inc.
  • 2018

Since Bitcoin appeared in 2009, the digital currency has been hailed as an Internet marvel and decried as the preferred transaction vehicle for all manner of criminals. It has left nearly everyone without a computer-science degree confused: Just how do you "mine" money from ones and zeros?

The answer lies in a technology called blockchain, which can be used for much more than Bitcoin. A general-purpose tool for creating secure, decentralized peer-to-peer applications, blockchain technology has been compared to the Internet itself in both form and impact. Some have said this tool may change society as we know it.

In this Audiobook

  • 1 Blockchains, Bitcoin, and Decentralized Computing Platforms
  • 2 Characteristics of Blockchains
  • 3 Digital Currencies and Decentralized Payment Systems
  • 4 Smart Contracts as Legal Contracts
  • 5 Smart Securities and Derivatives
  • 6 Tamper-Resistance, Certified, and Aunthenticated Data
  • 7 Resilient and Temper-Resistant Information System
  • 8 The Future of Organizations
  • 9 Decentralized Autonomous Organization
  • 10 Blockchain of Things
  • 11 Modes of Regulation
  • 12 Code as Law