Block What?

J.B. Ruhl

The Post-Normal Times is a column that follows trends in the legal industry, legal technologies, legal innovation, and access to legal services and offers insights into how new lawyers can turn them from agents of change into agents of opportunity. 

Chances are good you have heard someone mention blockchain technology. If you are like me, you nod approvingly, as if you understand, but inside are hoping the conversation quickly moves on to the weather. Yet, as I have stressed in previous columns, lawyers need to stay up with the tech times, and young lawyers in particular should keep their eyes out for opportunities to jump into promising new legal technology developments and stake a claim. Is blockchain one of those? I believe it is. Here’s why.

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