Class description

This course will explore business and regulatory issues associated with the rise of the cryptoeconomy and cryptoassets. We will discuss what cryptoassets are, how they rely on blockchain technology, some common types of cryptoassets (e.g., cryptocurrencies, stablecoins, utility tokens, and those that operate by “smart contracts”), and possibilities for new applications of digital assets (e.g., non-fungible tokens, voting, insurance, real estate). Students will learn about regulatory issues surrounding the rise of the cryptoeconomy, including laws related to trading digital assets, policing their effects on customers and investors, potential national security considerations, data privacy and cybersecurity, and more. Multidisciplinary teams of students will gather insights from business, law, policy, information and other fields from guest speakers and targeted research, and students will apply problem-solving tools and research findings to develop a draft proposal on how to regulate some aspect of the cryptoeconomy.

  • Meeting Time: Thursdays 3:15-6:30 p.m.
  • Instructors: Vikramaditya Khanna (Law), Scott Bauguess (Business)
  • Credits: 3.0