The Legality and Effectiveness of Smart Contracts, As Well As Its Impact on Traditional Concepts of Contract Law

Dhahir Saber, Karwan and Ali Mohammed Ameen, Rebin (2022) The Legality and Effectiveness of Smart Contracts, As Well As Its Impact on Traditional Concepts of Contract Law. Eurasian Journal of Management & Social Sciences. pp. 14-25.

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Although in the world of law, smart contracts are still a new concept, they have already given rise to many possibilities. common examinations of smart contracts, a modern innovation aimed at displacing traditional contract law. Some claim that smart contracts will completely replace traditional contracts while others claim that they will spell the end of contract law. This research investigates the role of “Smart Contracts,” a recently invented technology. What sets them apart is the use of computers to automate the execution of these legal agreements. This article further examines how smart contracts differ from traditional contracts from a legal aspect. It also explains the differences between strong and weak smart contracts, as well as how smart contracts work and fit into current contract law about revocation and modification. Since Smart Contracts are merely a new proactive self-help that politicians and judges should not restrict. While some extreme examples of strong smart contracts may require regulation, courts and legislators should foster an environment in which smart contracts are considered separate types of contracts. As a result, a technique has been devised for dealing with any concerns that may arise because of the Smart Contract. For legal purposes, researchers distinguish between traditional contracts and smart contracts based on their strong and weak smart contracts. The study relied on an examination of already published information as well as any related papers obtained from public libraries, websites, and data from previously completed surveys, among other sources. Finally, based on comparative research, the study came to some plausible findings about the legality of Smart Contracts and made some recommendations.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Smart Contract, Legality, Technology, Development, Traditional Contract
Subjects: Social Science > H Social Sciences (General)
Social Science > HB Economic Theory
Social Science > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Social Science > HG Finance
Social Science > HJ Public Finance
K Law > K Law (General)
Divisions: Eurasian Journal of Management and Social Sciences > VOL 3, NO 2 (2022)
Depositing User: ePrints deposit
Date Deposited: 21 Sep 2023 12:22
Last Modified: 21 Sep 2023 12:22

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