Blockchain Law
Personal jurisdiction in the age of blockchain

New York Law Journal



Global Publication November 27, 2018

As commercial activity increasingly intertwines with applications of blockchain technology with participants around the world, courts have had to grapple with the personal jurisdiction implications of such arrangements. Will participants in these blockchain applications based outside the United States find themselves subject to U.S. jurisdiction when disputes arise, based on how they have conducted their activities? Two recent New York federal court decisions examined such questions under traditional personal jurisdiction principles and upheld exercising personal jurisdiction over nonresident defendants.

Robert A. Schwinger explores recent developments in this edition of his New York Law Journal Blockchain Law column.

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