The course will be taught / delivered by University College London, Centre for Blockchain technologies (UCL CBT). On successful completion participants will get “Certificate of Participation” from University College London. UCL is one of the leading British universities offering emerging technology education.
Thorough the analysis of the main rules that govern today’s digital economy (e.g. antitrust law, Internet and data regulation) as they are related to Distribute Ledger Technology (DLT), participants will:
· Understand the impact that a rule can have in driving today’s digital markets and the development of emerging technologies (e.g. blockchain) to be able to evaluate them critically;
· Understand how to leverage blockchain technologies in their business or profession considering the legal issues involved.
· Have a greater appreciation of global reg-tech scale in the innovation technology process.
The course Blockchain Rules is a “deep dive” into the key legal issues related to breakthrough blockchain technologies. In particular, it will be discussed how blockchain technologies work, how they are regulated and how blockchain technologies can be adopted as a tool of regulation. The similarities between blockchain and the Internet are compelling and they will be here explored from a legal perspective to predict the future blockchain regulation.
• Course Start Date: 26th January 2021
• Afternoon/Evening Education Program: 9 evenings (2 hours per evening class/module)
• Module: Each class will be a combination of lecture and group activities and/or discussion over the topics covered in class.
• Course Timings: 5:00-7:00pm (UAE time)
Module 1 - What are the rules for technology?
Module 2 - The Internet and data regulation
Module 3 - Is code law?
Module 4 - Distributed Ledger Technologies
Module 5 - Bitcoin – Cryptocurrencies and the law
Module 6 - Blockchain regulation
Module 7 - Smart Contracts
Module 8 - Government and regulation in blockchain
Module 9 - The future of blockchain rules
Dr. Giovanna Massarotto is an international expert on antitrust, economic regulation and IP law in the field of information technology. She has a PhD from Bocconi University in Milan where she researched and taught Competition Law as an Adjunct Professor. She is currently Research Associate of the UCL Centre for Blockchain Technologies and serves as an Adjunct Professor for the University of Iowa, in addition to teaching IT Law at H-FARM in Italy. Dr. Massarotto has been invited to lecture on antitrust and legal issues related to blockchain and digital markets by several organizations in the U.S. and EU, including Harvard, the Global Antitrust Institute in Washington DC, multiple European universities, such as University of Oxford and EU regulating authorities, including the Competition and Markets Authority and Autorita’ per le Garanzie nelle Comunicazioni. Dr. Massarotto spent two years in the United States as a visiting research fellow for her PhD at Fordham University in New York and Washington D.C. working for an economic consulting firm specialized in IP law, economic regulation and antitrust in telecommunication and high-tech industry. She was an Academic Visitor at the University of Oxford, worked at the Italian Antitrust Authority and for various international law firms in Milan. Her book ‘Antitrust Settlements–How a Simple Agreement Can Drive the Economy ‘presents the antitrust consent as a tool to combine law, economics and computer science in both U.S. and EU jurisdictions. In addition to the book, she has published multiple articles that investigate antitrust and regulatory issues related to blockchain, digital markets and software.