INSIGHT

Special Report: Understanding the opportunities and navigating the legal frameworks of distributed ledger technology and blockchain

By Gavin Smith
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In brief

Authored by a multidisciplinary team from Allens, Blockchain Reaction is designed to assist business stakeholders, decision makers and in-house counsel across a variety of sectors to understand the technology and how it is being used, as well as navigate the regulatory and legal opportunities and challenges.

Along with how distributed ledger technology should be governed and regulated, we consider the key concepts, current and potential use cases, and the looming transformation posed by smart contracts. We also provide recommendations for businesses and regulators.

The report contains insights from Australian and international stakeholders, including thoughts on global trends from UBS, a window into two alternative Australian approaches to clearing and settlement provided by the ASX and Computershare, and a unique sector-specific perspective from Full Profile, winner of the 2016 Westpac Blockchain Hackathon.

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