This is an updated version of the White Paper originally published on September 5, 2017.
As the interest in blockchain technology grows, companies will be confronted with numerous decisions, challenges, and legal issues pertaining to its adoption. Relevant matters include the overall design and control of blockchain systems, potential liability for use (or misuse) of the data they contain, and the consequences flowing from being able to track data and transactions on an immutable, near–real-time basis.
This Jones Day White Paper, "Blockchain for Business," considers common use cases for different business sectors and focuses on the basic legal issues relevant to adoption of blockchain technology across 12 major jurisdictions.
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