CITP Luncheon Speaker Series: William Marino – Smart Contracts and Contract Law: An Uneasy Relationship

Sherrerd Hall, 3rd floor open space Princeton, NJ, United States

Some smart contracts work to perfect the principles of contract law. Others strive to do away with contract law. A third group is merely indifferent. We will look at some of the friction here, diving into topics such as the altering and undoing of smart contracts, court enforcement of smart contracts, and the ways contract law principles can (or cannot) be embedded in smart contract code. Lastly, we'll discuss how ancillary technologies such as computer vision and Internet of Things can, if desired, help smart contracts achieve contract law objectives.

CITP Luncheon Speaker Series: Ed Felten – Arbitrum: Scalable, Private Smart Contracts

Sherrerd Hall, 3rd Floor Open Space

We present Arbitrum, a cryptocurrency system that supports smart contracts without the scalability and privacy limitations of previous systems such as Ethereum. Arbitrum, like Ethereum, allows parties to create smart contracts by using code to specify the behavior of a virtual machine (VM) that implements the contract’s functionality.

CITP Luncheon Speaker Series: Kevin Werbach – The Blockchain and the New Architecture of Trust

Sherrerd Hall, 3rd floor open space Princeton, NJ, United States

Trust in established institutions is collapsing. Is blockchain the solution, a symptom that will make the problem worse, a fantasy, or something else entirely? Wharton professor Kevin Werbach, author of The Blockchain and the New Architecture of Trust, offers a balanced analysis of blockchain’s potential, as well as...