Simon Grant comments in Law Times on Bennett Jones' work with five other leading Canadian law firms on a ground breaking pilot project to develop a complex “smart contract” on the Ethereum blockchain.
Simon said, “The collaboration . . . was among multiple law firms, but it was also between lawyers and programmers — being in the same room at the same time building this project for the ground up.” He adds that Toronto is a hub for exciting work on blockchain and other technology and, “What [technology companies] may not have is training on how contracts are understood and treated legally.”