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University of Ottawa adds blockchain course, lab

Friday, May 04, 2018 @ 7:54 AM | By Carolyn Gruske

With a new course and a new research lab focused on blockchain, distributed ledgers and the applications that result from them (including smart contracts and cryptocurrencies), the faculty of law at the University of Ottawa is taking steps to ensure its students understand the underpinnings of cutting-edge technologies, not just their legal implications.

The school, which already operates the Centre for Law, Technology and Society, has recently opened Blckchn.ca — uOttawa Blockchain Legal Lab. Led by Florian Martin-Bariteau, assistant professor of law and technology, common law...