In this episode I interview programmer and lawyer Aaron Wright. Aaron is an expert in corporate and intellectual property law, with extensive experience in Internet and new technology issues. He is a professor at Cardozo Law School and the Director of the School's Tech Startup Clinic. I speak to Aaron about the issues arising from his forthcoming book about blockchain technology and the law (co-authored with Primavera De Filippi) that will be published by Harvard University Press.
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- 0:00 – 1:58 - Introduction
- 1:58 – 8:08 – what is a block chain?
- 8:08 – 11:10 – explanation of bitcoin
- 11:10 – 15:00 – the role of cryptography in the block chain
- 15:00 – 19:55 – consensus based networks
- 19:55 – 27:15 – what are the other uses of the block chain?
- 27:15 – 32.40 – using micropayments for content access
- 32:40 – 48:20 – organising human behaviour by smart contracts –
- 48:20 – 54:42 - the internet of things
- 54:42 – 56:24 - how safe and secure are block chains?
- 56:24 – 1:02:40 – Ethereum hack
- 1:02:40 – 1:10:50 - the asymmetry problem
- 1:10:50 – 1:16:14 – regulating the block chain & the lex cryptographia
- 1:16:14 – 1:20:40 – lex mercatoria & lex informatica
- 1:20:40 – End – forthcoming book and other publications
- Decentralized Blockchain Technology and the Rise of Lex Cryptographia – Aaron Wright & Primavera De Filippi
- Blockchains and the Emergence of a Lex Cryptographia – from John’s blog
- Future Crimes : Inside the Digital Underground and the Battle for Our Connected World - Marc Goodman
- Bitcoin is teaching realism to Libertarians : An interview with an Old-School Cypherpunk Lex Informatica : Foundations of Law on the Internet -