Blockchain and Cryptocurrency: International Legal and Regulatory Challenges

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Blockchain and Cryptocurrency: International Legal and Regulatory Challenges


Providing a comprehensive explanation of blockchain, cryptocurrency and the international regulation and challenges that apply, this book introduces the reader to the core topics, including: global regulation of blockchain and cryptoassets; the Internet of Things; the Right to be Forgotten and the right to erasure; environmental, social and governance metrics; smart contracts; initial coin offerings; data protection regulation; Decentralised Autonomous Organisations ('DAOs') and the Metaverse.

Written by leading UK experts in cyber law, the Second Edition includes:
- fungible and non-fungible cryptoassets ('NFTs')
- remedy and tracing strategies
- financial hygiene requirements that flow from anti-money laundering
- counter-terrorist financing regulations.

Explaining the fundamentals of blockchain and cryptocurrency in an accessible and understandable way, and sparking new thinking about how old problems can be solved in new ways, this book is essential reading for anyone wishing to have a wider understanding of this complex and evolving area of law.

This title is included in Bloomsbury Professional's Cyber Law online service.

Table of Contents

1 Introduction
2 What are blockchain and cryptocurrency?
3 Regulatory and legal challenges
4 Global regulation: UK and EU member states
5 Global regulation: North America
6 Global regulation: the rest of the world
7 Initial coin offerings
8 The Internet of Things
9 Right to be forgotten and right to erasure
10 Environmental (natural resources), social, and governance metrics
11 Decentralised autonomous organisations: regulation and liability
12 The metaverse

Product details

Published 21 Nov 2022
Format Ebook (Epub & Mobi)
Edition 2nd
Extent 432
ISBN 9781526521668
Imprint Bloomsbury Professional
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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