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Land Registry to trial blockchain-backed digital property transfer

HM Land Registry plans to live test a ‘Digital Street’ scheme which will enable the “almost instant” transfer of property ownership, backed by technology including blockchain – the secure distributed ledger underpinning the Bitcoin currency – it has emerged.

May 23rd, 2017 | No Comments »

Futurologist: AI-based future “means opportunities for lawyers”

Technology is transforming the world at a furious pace and artificial intelligence (AI) and the legal frameworks that will emerge from it and similar developments, offer “massive opportunities” for lawyers, according to a leading futurologist.

November 10th, 2016 | No Comments »

Groundbreaking digital contracts business has “layers of security” to defeat hackers

The tech company that facilitated what it claims is the world’s first smart contract supported by the Internet of Things – internet-enabled devices – has told Legal Futures that its product has layers of security amid fears that the increasingly commonplace technology is vulnerable to hackers.

November 2nd, 2016 | No Comments »

‘Smart contract’ technology with blockchain “will change the structure of deals”

An pioneering commercial law firm is offering computer coding training for its lawyers and clients to teach the emerging technology behind ‘smart’ contracts. The firm has also reported a growth in the recruitment of computer-literate lawyers who also have a scientific or technical background

May 13th, 2016 | No Comments »