Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, and Law
Course Number: LAW 6930 Credits: 3
This course is an introduction to blockchain technology and related legal and regulatory issues. Students will (1) learn the core technologies of blockchain and its social and philosophical implications; (2) analyze the real-world applications of blockchain such as cryptocurrencies, initial coin offerings, stablecoins, and non-fungible tokens; (3) analyze emergent legal and regulatory issues posed by blockchain and its applications; and (4) propose solutions to these issues and understand the pros and cons of each solution. This course will feature several guest speakers from industry, government, and academia. Students will have opportunities to engage with blockchain entrepreneurs, regulators, and computer scientists. Previous technical experience is not required.