The aim of this guide is to provide its readers with a pragmatic overview of the law and practice of blockchain law across a variety of jurisdictions.

Each chapter of this guide provides information about the current issues affecting blockchain in a particular country and addresses topics such as cryptocurrency, virtual assets including crypto-securities, smart contracts, and enforcement and judicial considerations.

The Q&A template for each chapter has been provided by Ben Kingsley and Duncan Blaikie of Slaughter & May.

3rd Edition | Published:October 2021

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