School of Law

Cloud Legal Project's David Michels tells us what we need to know about blockchain

22 March 2018

Dave Michels, a researcher in the Cloud Legal Project based within Queen Mary and the Microsoft Cloud Computing Research Centre (MCCRC) explains the myriad applications blockchain technology can have. Blockchain (the open-source ledger behind bitcoin) enables the recording of each transaction chronologically and publicly. Mr Michels said: “We work together with computer scientists from the University of Cambridge. They provide the technical expertise and our team at Queen Mary covers the legal angles. Together, we write articles that explain advances in technology in terms that non-techies can follow, and also unpack the relevant legal issues in ways legal professionals and non-lawyers alike can understand.” The interview was conducted by QMUL's qLegal clinic.