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Stephen Elam

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When Smart Contracts Go Wrong

23 Jun 2022

This article was co-authored by Stephen Elam, partner, and Elizabeth Meade, senior associate, Cooke Young and Keidan LLP. What is a smart contract? Smart contracts are computer code that automatically run when certain conditions are met, thereby executing all or parts of an agreement. Their use is widespread use in transactions on cryptocurrency ex...

Crypto Regulation Series: An exploration of the UK's cryptoasset landscape

29 Mar 2021

This piece was co-authored by Stephen Elam and Peter Stewart, of Cooke Young & Keidan. Less than three years ago, the Parliament’s Treasury Committee referred to cryptoasset markets as a “Wild West”, in which consumers were “afforded very little protection from the litany of risks”. As crypto markets developed at a rapid pace, there was consid...