As commercial activity increasingly intertwines with applications of blockchain technology with participants around the world, courts have had to grapple with the personal jurisdiction implications of such arrangements. Will participants in these blockchain applications based outside the United States find themselves subject to U.S. jurisdiction when disputes arise, based on how they have conducted their activities?

In a recent New York Law Journal column, Robert Schwinger, a partner in the New York office of Norton Rose Fulbright, analyzes two recent New York federal court decisions that examined such questions under traditional personal jurisdiction principles and upheld exercising personal jurisdiction over nonresident defendants.

Please see our previous post, available here and here, which provide additional commentary and analysis on these two court cases.