332.01 Coded Governance: Blockchains, Smart Contracts, and Cryptoventures

This course examines distributed ledger/blockchain technologies and computational law, and the related evolving regulatory environment. Topics covered include cryptocurrency use and regulation, legal forensic analysis of tokens, ethereum-based smart contract governance frameworks, patent strategy, and the professional responsibility considerations when working in a space that is popular, but not well understood. Students will learn about distributed ledger technologies and even get an introduction to programming a decentralized game. No previous programming experience is needed for this course, but a willingness to read and reread and discuss technical documentation and literature is essential. The course will conclude with a final packet of coursework for grading purposes.

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Spring 2020

Course NumberCourse CreditsEvaluation MethodInstructorMeeting Day/TimesRoom
Reflective Writing
Research and/or analytical paper(s), 5-10 pages
Oral presentation
Practical exercises
Class participation
Raina Haque
M 10:30-12:20PM
Sakai site: https://sakai.duke.edu/portal/site/LAW.332.01.Sp20
Email list: LAW.332.01.Sp20@sakai.duke.edu
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