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Monika Rohe-Al Torman

Lunchtime Seminar

Smart Contracts and the Automation of Law
Tuesday, 25. April 2017 - 12:00 to 13:00, Leo 18

Speaker: Prof. Dr. Nikolas Guggenberger

Titel: Smart Contracts and the Automation of Law

Abstract: Smart Contracts are computer protocols aiming at linking law and reality. The concept has resurfaced in the wake of the recent hype around Blockchain technology which provides crucial features for the automation of the execution of agreements in peer-to-peer relationships. This talk will address some of the potentials and limitations relating to the automation of law and will elaborate on the differences of smart contracts and law.

Nikolas Guggenberger is the RWTÜV Foundation Assistant Professor of IT Law at University of Münster School of Law. His research focusses on law and innovation. Nikolas is specifically interested in the implications of blockchain technology, smart contracts and the automation of law.