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Blockchain and Antitrust: How Counsel Can Mitigate Risk

January 9, 2019

In a bylined article for Bloomberg BNA's Insight column, O'Melveny counsel Sergei Zaslavsky argues that, as more businesses weigh blockchain solutions, they need to consider the possible antitrust implications.

“In the vast majority of cases, antitrust need not be a showstopper,” Zaslavsky writes. “Blockchain holds immense promise for both unlocking new business models and turbocharging existing ones. Antitrust rules seek to encourage innovation that bolsters competition and efficiency, not squelch it. However, in certain circumstances blockchain implementation can raise antitrust issues, and adopting blockchain with antitrust in mind can help mitigate risk and reduce the possibility of expensive investigations or lawsuits down the road.”

Read the full article here.