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Smart contracts merely an evolution, not a revolution

Monday, November 27, 2017 @ 1:57 PM | By Carolyn Gruske

While blockchain technology and smart contracts seem to be on the cutting edge of the legal world, threatening to disrupt everything, in many ways they’re nothing more than high-tech extensions of concepts and practices that lawyers deal with every day.

Joe Guagliardo, a Philadelphia-based partner at Pepper Hamilton LLP, leader of its technology group and chair of its blockchain practice, and Josh Stark, a lawyer who is also co-founder of L4 Ventures, a Toronto-based company that offers financial support and mentorship to blockchain startups, spoke to...