Smart contracts and contract law /Larry A. DiMatteo, Michel Cannarsa, and Cristina Poncibò --Definitions of smart contracts : between law and code /Riccardo de Caria --Technology of smart contracts /Valentina Gatteschi, Fabrizio Lamberti, and Claudio Demartini --Formation of smart contracts under contract law /Mateja Durovic and André Janssen --Challenges of smart contracts : implementing excuses /Eric Tjong Tjin Tai --Contract interpretation /Michel Cannarsa --Smart contracts : contractual and noncontractual remedies /Cristina Poncibò and Larry A. DiMatteo --Digital platforms : regulation and liability in EU law /Piotr Tereszkiewicz --Blockchains : a technology for decentralized marketplaces /Eliza Mik --Regulating smart contracts and digital platforms : a Chinese perspective /Jia Wang and Lei Chen --Blockchain and data protection /Lokke Moerel --Data protection in hybrid worlds /Sjef van Erp --Smart contracts : issues of property and security rights /Louis-Daniel Muka Tshibende --Algorithmic contracts and consumer privacy /Lauren Henry Scholz --Smart contracts and the courts /Marc Clément --Usefulness and dangers of smart contracts in consumer transactions /Oscar Borgogno --Smart transactional technologies, legal disruption, and the case of network contracts /Roger Brownsword --Observations on the impact of technology on contract law /Barbara Pasa and Larry A. DiMatteo --Visions of future : smart contracts, blockchain, and artificial intelligence /Diana Wallis.
The product of a unique collaboration between academic scholars, legal practitioners, and technology experts, this Handbook is the first of its kind to analyze the ongoing evolution of smart contracts, based upon blockchain technology, from the perspective of existing legal frameworks - namely, contract law. The book's coverage ranges across many areas of smart contracts and electronic or digital platforms to illuminate the impact of new, and often disruptive, technologies on the law. With a mix of scholarly commentary and practical application, chapter authors provide expert insights on the core issues involving the use of smart contracts, concluding that smart contracts cannot supplant contract law and the courts, but leaving open the question of whether there is a need for specialized regulations to prevent abuse. This book should be read by anyone interested in the disruptive effect of new technologies on the law generally, and contract law in particular