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In this article, Jenner & Block Partners John R. Storino and Justin C. Steffen and Associate Matthew T. Gordon discuss the potential ethical pitfalls of applying blockchain and smart contract technologies without lawyer involvement.
“Is it wise or even legal for developers to draft smart contracts without attorney oversight?” the authors ask. “It depends. Adopting a few common-sense measures when deploying blockchain and smart contract technology, however, will help us all avoid the executioner’s axe.”