Techlaw News Round-Up

A round-up of other techlaw news from the past week not covered separately on the site (w/e 5 April 2019)

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Techsplainer: The Code behind Cryptocurrency

In the first of a regular column explaining the terminology behind the tech, the SCL’s resident geek, Simon Forrester, looks at asymmetric keypairs and hashing and how they underpin cryptocurrencies.


Space 2.0: regulating growth in the space industry

Christian Fahey looks to the stars and introduces the concept of Space 2.0, looking at the technological and regulatory changes the satellite communications industry is undergoing and how those changes could support and foster new technologies to underpin the UK's role in that revolution.


In Code we trust? Trustlessness and smart contracts

Mimi Zou, Grace Cheng and Marta Soria Heredia look at ‘trustlessness’ which they argue has given rise to a common misperception of smart contracts reducing or even eliminating the need for trust.


Legal Design Explained: Part 1 – What is Legal Design?

Legal Design Engineer, Charlotte Baker, explains what we mean by the increasingly popular term ‘legal design’, the principles and tools involved, and explores various real-life examples of legal design in practice. In this first part of a four-part series of short articles, she defines what this new term means.


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