What To Expect When Litigating Smart Contract Disputes

Law360 (April 4, 2018, 5:11 PM EDT) -- Interestingly, perhaps the most oft-used line about smart contracts is that they are neither "smart" nor "contracts." Be that as it may, smart contracts exist, and the future will inevitably bring more of them. It is therefore worth looking at issues — some of them unique — that will arise in litigating disputes relating to smart contracts and other developing technology.

The term "smart contract" has no settled definition. Discussions of smart contracts often refer to the soda vending machine as the first smart contract. A vending machine has hard coded rules that define what happens when certain conditions are met and then...

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