The Osgoode Certificate in Blockchains, Smart Contracts and the Law – Module 2

Designed to help lawyers, financial services and business professionals, entrepreneurs, government officials and public administrators better understand the technical underpinnings of blockchain, how it will likely interact with existing legal and financial systems, and what opportunities exist for innovation in blockchain systems.

The certificate bridges a wide gap that exists today between specialist and generalist knowledge in this multidisciplinary field. The certificate is ideal for anyone with a keen interest in blockchain technology.

Module 1 – The Fundamentals of Blockchains, Smart Contracts and the Law (Registration for Module 1 is now closed)

Get a solid grounding in the legal structure and fundamental principles that are essential foundations for any business or legal professional involved in this rapidly evolving area. Topics include:

 – Context and concepts of Blockchains
 – Understanding blockchains and distributed ledger ecosystems
 – Learn why blockchain stands out
 – Understanding the regulatory and legislative frameworks
 – Cryptography and blockchain, including their relationship to Bitcoin

Module 2 – Cryptocurrency and Smart Contracts: Understanding the Challenges and Legal issues

Learn the foundations of cryptocurrencies and explore their economic implications. Acknowledged experts – from both a technical and economic perspective – will provide a solid grounding of core concepts, providing an overview of the legal landscape while also highlighting the broad range of legal issues raised by various applications of this technology and the legal and regulatory responses to date.

 – Cryptocurrencies, Initial Coin Offerings and Characterizing Blockchain Tokens
 – Smart Contracts and Decentralized Applications
 – Competently Advising through Blockchain Innovation
 – Analyzing the Nature of Blockchain Transactions and Differences in Business Models

PLUS! You will have the opportunity to put what you have learned into practice. All participants will go through the process of creating a smart legal agreement (‘smart contract’).

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