Blockchain Governance, Policy & Practice
The blockchain jurisdiction was initially for participants interested in building a Decentralised Autonomous Organisation (DAO) as a second-layer element on top of consensus protocol. Interest grew fast and legal challenges were identified by a broader community, which brought us to a tailored programme addressing various legal domains, areas and theories. The programme provides participants with an overall understanding of blockchain characteristics as well as the issues which projects and individuals are facing within this specific ecosystem.
The Programme aims towards a better understanding of how technology brings notions of anarchy and nevertheless establishes rules and stability. We will map out relevant emerging legal implications and explore the idea of code deployed on a blockchain becoming the law. At the end of the day participants will gain clarity regarding top-down approaches regulators are undertaking across the world and bottom-up, self-regulatory codes emerging in crypto space.
Topics to be covered:
Upon completion of this certificate programme participants will:
Who Should Attend
This certificate programme is designed for professionals who want to learn more about Blockchain and Token Economy with emphasis on the bottom-up governance and regulatory context and the creation of effective policy. The programme will not be promoting any specific token or blockchain, and aims towards an agnostic, objective representation of legal challenges professionals, developers, entrepreneurs, businesses are facing in blockchain ecosystem. It is tailored for legal practitioners, lawyers, policymakers, regulators and decision-makers who are eager to gain clarity, understand the transformation of anarchist technocracy and co-create a governing system which fosters human-centric and future driven technological societal changes.
No prior knowledge of token economy and blockchain technology is necessary. Genuine interest in advanced technology and background in international law, political thought and social structures is more than welcomed and holds a potential to open a fruitful discussion at the end of the workshop.
Lead Programme Facilitator
Independent legal researcher and consultant,
Head of Advocacy at European Blockchain Hub,
Anja Blaj is a lawyer pioneering in space and crypto law. She co-founded Ljubljana Legal Hackers Chapter and co-organized the first Distributed Governance Council (DGov 2019). As a member of the Coalition of Automated Legal Application (COALA) she has attended several workshops regarding blockchain governance.
She has also headed the Advocacy department at the European and Asian Blockchain Hub, got familiar with asian culture, regulatory frameworks and has designed the statutory governance of the Hub’s cooperative. She has held workshops for legal applications for Distributed Autonomous Organisations and is concurrently finishing up a master thesis about Global Law: Between Concept and Reality.