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Legal Aspects of Smart Contract Applications

Perkins Coie has published a white paper that offers an initial analysis of the legal aspects of five prominent smart contract use cases: digital asset sales and capital markets, supply chain management, smart government records and smart cities, real estate land registries, and self-sovereign identity.

In the paper, available on JD Supra, the authors conclude that legal risk is inherent in each of these subject areas, but that with careful risk mitigation planning, companies can overcome those hurdles to offer effective products and services.

The paper consists of four parts: definition of terms, a review of current literature, five uses of smart contracts, and insight into practical steps a business may take when launching a product or service that uses smart contracts to mitigate legal risk.

Read the white paper.