The Blockchain Online Course is first designed to teach you about blockchain functioning and dynamics. We will also cover the most important legal issues concerning competition law and economic dynamics to put you on top of blockchain law.
We will study the role of financial law, intellectual property, criminal law, and privacy in blockchain development. We will explore blockchains in real-time, discuss their governance, study their evolution through the lens of Charles Darwin, focus on blockchain relationships with big tech companies, and how to design effective legal rules in the space. In short, we will prepare you for a brave new (legal) world.
Lawyers, economists, government officials, students from all backgrounds, data and computer scientists, developers, and, in fact, anyone interested in blockchain regulation and dynamics can join. No prior technical knowledge is required as we take it from ground zero.
And should you pass the online test, the Amsterdam Law and Technology Institute, together with the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam Law School, will deliver you an official certificate.
The Blockchain Online Course is offered by the Amsterdam Law and Technology Institute at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (#1 EU Law School, Shanghai Ranking 2022), home to 40 researchers. Thibault Schrepel, the course’s instructor, is seating on the Institute’s Board.
Thibault is a Law + Technology Associate Professor who specializes in blockchain, antitrust and computational law.
In recent years, he published a book and numerous articles on blockchain law, co-authored an article with Vitalik Buterin (Ethereum co-creator), advised the World Bank, the European Commission, and the World Economic Forum on related subjects.