Private Keys v Blockchains: what is a cryptoasset in law?

Private Keys v Blockchains: what is a cryptoasset in law?

Amy Held, research fellow and doctoral candidate at the University of Bonn, discusses two of the key weaknesses of legal property analyses of cryptoassets and considers both the code and commercial applications to offer another property characterisation that can apply to all applications of Decentralised Ledger Technology (DLT).

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Emma is head of the Banking and Finance team and the Finance Group at LexisNexis®UK.

Emma has wide-ranging experience in derivatives and capital markets with a particular emphasis on credit derivatives and structured products. Emma qualified as a solicitor with Allen & Overy LLP, working in the derivatives and structured finance teams in both their London and Paris offices before gaining experience with Deutsche Bank AG (advising the foreign exchange prime brokerage desk) and Crédit Agricole CIB (advising the fixed income and derivatives desk) before joining LexisNexis®.