Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Editor: D. Daniel Sokol
University of Florida
Levin College of Law

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Can Antitrust Trust Blockchain?

Can Antitrust Trust Blockchain?

Giovanna Massarotto

UCL Centre for Blockchain Technologies (UCL CBT); University of Iowa - Henry B. Tippie College of Business

Abstract

Governments must anticipate today’s fast moving technologies to be effective. Blockchain potentially is the ideal tool to assist antitrust in enforcing regulation and fully exploiting its core principles—competition and consumer welfare. Blockchain offers antitrust an enormous opportunity and as any powerful tool it also has the capacity to harm as well as benefit if abused and left totally uncontrolled. Blockchain is not immune from the economic principle of trust. This chapter explores the delicate balance between regulation of and for blockchain.

https://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/2020/08/can-antitrust-trust-blockchain.html

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