Compliance And Enforcement In A Blockchain(ed) World

By Ajinkya M. Tulpule –

Most legal professionals have come across the term “blockchain” or “bitcoin” as part of their legal advisory work, training sessions, client interaction or news updates. This topic has also been covered by industry publications, websites, magazines and journals which helpfully explain what a blockchain is, what it does and how it may bring about a revolutionary change to business structures. Legal articles, however, are limited in scope. Few publications discuss the impact of blockchain technology on the enforcement of competition laws and compliance with competition laws. This article looks to fill this identified gap.