Churilov A.Yu. Smart Contracts and the Principles of the Law of Obligations

DOI: https://doi.org/10.15688/lc.jvolsu.2021.1.17

Alexey Yu. Churilov, Candidate of Sciences (Jurisprudence), Analyst, Scientific and Educational Center “Intellectual Property and Intellectual Rights”, Law Institute, Tomsk State University, Prosp. Lenina, 36, 634050 Tomsk, Russian Federation, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9435-1626

Introduction: the digitalization of public relations and the emergence of smart contracts have created the need to study what a smart contract is and whether it is subject to the general principles of the law of obligations. Methods: the methodological framework for the research is a set of methods of scientific knowledge, among which the main ones are the methods of historicism, consistency, and analysis. Results: the possibility of extending the principles of the law of obligations to the relations of the parties when they conclude a smart contract is analyzed. Conclusions: the conclusion is made about the extension of the principles of the law of obligations to smart contracts with the features due to the nature of smart contracts.

Key words: smart contract, contract, obligation, principle, performance of the obligation.

Citation. Churilov A.Yu. Smart Contracts and the Principles of the Law of Obligations. Legal Concept = Pravovaya paradigma, 2021, vol. 20, no. 1, pp. 113-117. (in Russian). DOI: https://doi.org/10.15688/lc.jvolsu.2021.1.17

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