I am announcing the formation of the Digital Common Law Institute
Welcome to Common Law 2.0
Our primary purpose is to provide a forum for hackers and lawyers to meet and discuss what sort of attributes we need in digital common law.
What is Digital Common Law?
Digital common law is something that doesn’t yet exist. It is an entirely new concept born from the revolution in cryptological currencies. Bitcoin and especially Ethereum provide us with an opportunity to formally digitize contractual agreements. As these contracts grow in complexity and methods of arbitrage emerge, we foresee the emergence of what we call Common Law 2.0.
We see many similarities between today and the beginning of the Renaissance. That period of time marked the end of the Dark Ages and was the birth place of our current corpus of common law. We call this Common Law 1.0. Our purpose here is to build upon this rich body of common law and bring it into the modern peer-to-peer context. Our hope is that hackers and lawyers will find this site (institute) a constructive forum to work through the complexities.Why have an Institute?
Because hackers and lawyers don’t typically meet, our intention at the institute is to facilitate these conversations and provide a discussion forum.