When parties conduct transactions via blockchain technology, they may find themselves in relationships to one another that the law has not yet had the opportunity to clearly define.

In a recent New York Law Journal column, Robert Schwinger, a partner in the New York office of Norton Rose Fulbright, discusses how Courts, commentators, governmental officials, litigants and legislatures are exploring which participants in various kinds of blockchain-based activities might be subject to liabilities for injuries or wrongs allegedly arising from those activities.

Regulation Tomorrow has been following the fintech area for several years and Norton Rose Fulbright has a useful database of materials for those who are interested in the area. Readers interested in learning more about the blockchain can sign up for updates on our Fintech law and regulation page.