A guest post by Christian Thornæs.

Smart Contracts and Decentralised Autonomous Organisations (DAO) are about to take off and both will have profound impact on the way commerce and banking is carried out. If the fulfilment of a contract is carried out by an autonomous code-based entity without human employees, who will you sue in the event of a malfunction or a breach of contract?

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R3 (R3CEV LLC) is a distributed database technology company. It leads a consortium of more than 70 of the world's biggest financial institutions in research and development of blockchain database usage in the financial system. It is headquartered in New York City. It was founded in 2014 by David E Rutter. The current CTO is Richard G Brown.

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