The lawyer-leader of tomorrow must understand blockchains.
Blockchains, decentralized databases that are maintained by a distributed network of computers, present manifold challenges and opportunities.
Blockchains and associated technologies offer unprecedented potential to disrupt financial systems, to support civic participation and democratized access to resources, to change the way we contract with one another, and much more.
Watch a panel discuss Blockchain, smart contracts, and their implications for the music industry and music copyright law. Featuring:
- Jesse Grushack, founder of Blockchain-based music distribution platform Ujo Music
- Nina Kilbride, Head of Legal Engineering at Monax Industries
- Professor Jennifer Jenkins (Duke Law)
- Professor Cam Harvey (Duke Fuqua School of Business)
“In 1993, hardly anybody had heard the word internet.… Yahoo was two years from its founding. Not a soul foresaw Facebook, Match.com, WikiLeaks or cat videos. Mark Zuckerberg was 9 years old. Think of the explosion and disruption that happened over the following decade. Think of how our way of life was completely changed by this internet thing. And so imagine what it means when Don Tapscott, who has been writing books and advising corporations about technology since the ’80s, says the blockchain is the next internet.”
— Kevin Maney, “Trust and Verify: the Coming Blockchain Revolution” NEWSWEEK (5/23/16)
Courses on Blockchain at Duke Law
The course is structured as a collaboration between Cardozo Law (Professor Aaron Wright) and Duke Law (Professor Jeff Ward), and students from both schools will share experiences (e.g. common speakers) and resources and, where possible, work together to solve real-world, practical issues presented by blockchain deploymen
Other Blockchain Resources at Duke
Professor Campbell Harvey offers an Innovation and Cryptoventures course (Finance 898).