Jens Buedinger, James Debono
Published on October 27, 2017
Tags: Blockchain, Smart Contracts
E-Money & Payment Services, General Commercial & Contract Law, Intellectual Property & Telecoms, Media & Technology
Currently blockchain technologies are disrupting and revolutionizing various industries on a global level through the use of immutable public ledgers spread over a distributed network. The blockchain’s main disruptive element in today’s commercial and economic ecosystem is its ability to eliminate the (often taken for granted) necessity to trust intermediaries to certify a transaction.
Published on April 16, 2019
Tags: Fintech, Smart Contracts
Fintech & Blockchain
Blockchain technology has developed and matured during the last five years and is continuing to develop to extend beyond cryptocurrency applications, which today still remains one of the largest and widely recognised application of blockchain.
Published on June 4, 2018
Tags: Blockchain, Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT), Smart Contracts
E-Money & Payment Services, Financial Markets Regulation, Fintech & Blockchain
This paper was published in the Corporate Finance and Capital Markets Law Review No. 1 - 2018 and authored by Steve Tendon, Director at ChainStrategies, and Max Ganado, Senior Partner at GANADO Advocates.
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Published on August 28, 2018
Tags: Blockchain, Foundations, legal certainty, legal personality, Maltese Technology Foundations, Smart Contracts
Fintech & Blockchain, Trusts & Foundations
Over the past year the Government of Malta has been fully supportive of initiatives taken in the blockchain space culminating in three Acts of Parliament which will come into effect in October 2018. The idea of extending legal personality to innovative technology arrangements has been under study since November 2017 and is the subject of planned legislation. Innovative technology arrangements, which are referred to in Maltese law as a combination of DLT and smart contracts, provide a context which is very similar to that of other operating assets which in the past were afforded legal powers and considered as legal persons to support them in achieving their declared purpose, addressing the important issues of legal capacity and liability, apart from other important issues. There are some disagreements on whether a centralised legal device is a good solution for decentralized technology. Some policy choices in support of legal certainty are also proposed, particularly limiting the benefits deriving from the concept of legal personality for innovative technology arrangements only to registered Maltese innovative technology foundations.
Published on April 24, 2019
Tags: Blockchain, Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT), legal personality, Smart Contracts
Fintech & Blockchain
Dr. Max Ganado's interview in the March issue of BLOCK magazine in which he discusses the recent government proposal to grant legal personality to technology arrangements such as DLT and smart contracts.