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OII Colloquia: Can Blockchains be regulated?

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The Oxford Internet Institute is excited to welcome Dr Michèle Finck from the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition & University of Oxford for the OII Colloquia talk "Can Blockchains be regulated?"

The event is followed by a short drinks reception.

About the Talk

Blockchains and other forms of Distributed Ledger Technology are the new word on the street. As much hype surrounds this new technology, many are claiming that it cannot and should not be regulated in light of its specific features. Taking a historical and law and innovation perspective my talk will address these claims. Looking back at early debates of Internet regulation I will highlight that despite significant challenges blockchain can be regulated and propose first guiding principles as to how this should be done.

The hashtag to use for tweeting about this event is #oiicolloquia


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About the Speaker

Dr Michèle Finck is a Senior Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition and a Lecturer at Keble College, University of Oxford. Her research engages with the relationship between regulation, technology and innovation. She is an editor of the Cambridge Handbook on the Law and Regulation of the Sharing Economy (CUP 2018) and is currently writing a monograph on 'Blockchain Regulation and Governance in Europe'.


About the Series

The word Colloquia (sing.: Colloquium) comes from the Latin word “Colloquy” meaning “Conversation”. Today, we often use the term to describe departmental seminars with a general topic and audience.

The OII Colloquia, however, come closer to the original sense of the word: through this series of events we aim to initiate conversations and strengthen our ties with scholars at other departments of the University of Oxford, around topics of shared interest. They should be considered as a trigger for long-lasting collaborations between the OII and the speakers’ own departments.

TOC are held twice a term (weeks 2 and 7) on Thursdays from 17:15 to 18:45 in an interactive and stimulating environment at the Oxford Internet Institute, 1 St Giles OX1 3JS open to the public (upon registration).

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