Smart Contracts 101 for the Non-Techie Lawyer

A look at what makes smart contracts tick, and what new roles and skills they will demand of attorneys.

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A look at what makes smart contracts tick, and what new roles and skills they will demand of attorneys.

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  • Brent Miller

    Link was garbled. Go to to access the three part article on smart contracts.

  • Brent Miller

    Unfortunately, in its effort to keep things simple, this article‘s correlation of code-based contractual performance with the specific term "smart contract" pretty much misses the point. If code and removal of human intermediation is all that‘s required, then virtually every automated online transaction is a smart contract. For a more nuanced and in-depth exploration of the topic, check out com/2016/10/20/smart-contracts-and-the-role-of-lawyers-part-1-about-smart-contracts/

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