Ethereum (ETH): A “Smarter” Bitcoin (BTC) for Smarter Contracts

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This program was recorded on June 22nd, 2018

Lawyers of the 21st Century (all of us!) will need to become conversant with the changing nature of money (forms of "stored value") and the way in which digital technologies are changing the way stored value is exchanged digitally. In this overview course we will cover, what is a cryptocurrency, what is a Blockchain, why should lawyers care, how do smart contracts work, will business and cryptocurrencies likely evolve together and force law too, and how should 21st century lawyers get ready for these changes?



  • Jack Russo
    Mr. Russo is a frequent speaker on computer law issues and has given presentations to the American Bar Association, the Practicing Law Institute, the Computer Law Association, and the San Francisco Bay Area Intellectual Property American Inn of Court.
    Mr. Russo serves as an arbitrator, mediator, and early neutral evaluator for the U.S. District Court (N.D. California), the Santa Clara County Superior Court, and the American Arbitration Association, as well as a Judge Pro Tempore of the Santa Clara County Superior Court.

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    1. What is a cryptocurrency?
      1. Bitcoin (BTC)
      2. Ethereum (ETH)
      3. Others Based on the Blockchain
    2. What is a Blockchain?
    3. Why Should Lawyers Care?
    4. How do Smart Contracts Work?
    5. How Does Ethereum (ETH) Leverage Smart Contracts?
    6. How Does Our Current Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) Handle Smart Contracts?
    7. How Will Future Versions of our Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) Handle Them?
    8. In the Meantime, How Will Lawyers "Fill the Gaps" in Drafting for Clients?
    9. Will Business and Cryptocurrencies Likely Evolve Together and Force Law Too?
    10. How Should 21st Century Lawyers Get Ready for These Changes?

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