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Cryptocurrencies are (smart) contracts

Simon Geiregat (UGent)
(2018) COMPUTER LAW & SECURITY REVIEW. 34(5). p.1144-1149
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The functioning of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin ultimately depends on participants’ agreements to selectively disclose or conceal information. Various arguments suggest that those agreements amount to a large multilateral contract to which all participants are parties. That multilateral agreement is automatically enforced through smart contract technology. Therefore, cryptocurrency “wallet holders” are simultaneously creditors and debtors of smart contract claims vis-à-vis their cryptocurrency community.
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Bitcoin, Block, Blockchain, Chain, Cryptocurrency, Coin, Smart contract

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Geiregat, Simon. 2018. “Cryptocurrencies Are (smart) Contracts.” Ed. Steve Saxby. Computer Law & Security Review. Elsevier BV.
APA
Geiregat, S. (2018). Cryptocurrencies are (smart) contracts. (S. Saxby, Ed.)COMPUTER LAW & SECURITY REVIEW. Elsevier BV.
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Geiregat S. Cryptocurrencies are (smart) contracts. Saxby S, editor. COMPUTER LAW & SECURITY REVIEW. Elsevier BV; 2018. p. 1144–9.
MLA
Geiregat, Simon. “Cryptocurrencies Are (smart) Contracts.” Ed. Steve Saxby. COMPUTER LAW & SECURITY REVIEW 2018 : 1144–1149. Print.
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  abstract     = {The functioning of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin ultimately depends on participants’ agreements to selectively disclose or conceal information. Various arguments suggest that those agreements amount to a large multilateral contract to which all participants are parties. That multilateral agreement is automatically enforced through smart contract technology. Therefore, cryptocurrency “wallet holders” are simultaneously creditors and debtors of smart contract claims vis-à-vis their cryptocurrency community.},
  author       = {Geiregat, Simon},
  editor       = {Saxby, Steve},
  issn         = {0267-3649},
  keywords     = {Bitcoin,Block,Blockchain,Chain,Cryptocurrency,Coin,Smart contract},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {5},
  pages        = {1144--1149},
  publisher    = {Elsevier BV},
  series       = {COMPUTER LAW & SECURITY REVIEW},
  title        = {Cryptocurrencies are (smart) contracts},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.clsr.2018.05.030},
  volume       = {34},
  year         = {2018},
}

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