Proceedings of the International Conference on Economics, Law and Education Research (ELER 2021)

On Determining the Legal Nature of Smart Contracts

Authors
Volodymyr Marchenko, Alla Dombrovska
Corresponding Author
Alla Dombrovska
Available Online 22 March 2021.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/aebmr.k.210320.031How to use a DOI?
Keywords
blockchain, smart contract, cryptocurrency, contract, legal regulation
Abstract
The rapid development of the use of information and communication technologies, in particular smart contracts, necessitates legal regulation of the latter. The principle and mechanism of operation of smart contracts are of great legal interest, and although certain programmers the idea is expressed that a reasonable contract is software and is not a legal term, I do not agree with this possible, because a reasonable contract falls under the generally accepted definition of the contract, promotes monetary turnover and has real material consequences for the parties. The purpose of the smart contract is to transfer information and ensure that all participants fulfill the conditions set in the code. The potential of smart contract technology is capable of changing approaches to contract law no less than the advent of computers and the Internet has changed the way lawyers work. Taking into considerationthe diversity of scientific views on the legal nature of the smart contract, the lack of established scientific approaches, the considerable scientific interest of the topic requires its proper theoretical justification.
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AU  - Volodymyr Marchenko
AU  - Alla Dombrovska
PY  - 2021
DA  - 2021/03/22
TI  - On Determining the Legal Nature of Smart Contracts
BT  - Proceedings of the International Conference on Economics, Law and Education Research (ELER 2021)
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