The most disruptive technology to emerge in the past decade, blockchain technology has had an immediate impact on the legal industry to address the new issues that blockchain, cryptocurrencies, and distributed ledger technologies present. This panel provides an overview of blockchain technology, including current and potential applications, and discusses how blockchain intersects with various sectors of the law. The panelists define this new technology, identify potential legal challenges ahead, and explain how new and seasoned attorneys can engage in this emerging area.
Carla L. Reyes, Nelson M. Rosario, Rachel M. Cannon, and Richard Tall, Panel I: Blockchain and the Law, 34 UIC J. Marshall J. Priv. & Tech. L. 1 (2019)