The role of the comparative method in research of legal regulation of cryp-toassets

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Occupation: Head of the Center for legal studies of digital technologies of the State Academic University of Humanities
Affiliation: State Academic University of Humanities (SAUH)
Address: Russian Federation, Moscow
Occupation: Professor of the Department of Business Law of the Faculty of Law at Lomonosov Moscow state University
Affiliation: Lomonosov Moscow state University
Address: Russian Federation, Moscow
Journal nameGosudarstvo i pravo
EditionIssue 5

The paper considers the specifics of using a comparative method to study of legal regulation of cryptoassets. The main practical goals of comparative legal research today are legal transplantation and harmonization of legislation. As lawmakers and legal experts in many states are faced with the need to solve global problems related to the regulation of crypto-assets, a rethinking of the use of the comparative method is required. In order to create optimal legal regulation of cryptoassets, it is useful to reach a common understanding of this proprietary technology at the international level. In the study of legal phenomena, which are essentially transboundary at the present stage, it is necessary to take into account the legal regulation that is formed both in the legislation of the most technologically developed countries and in the international economic space.

Keywordscomparativistics, comparative method, cryptoassets, cryptocurrencies and tokens, digital financial assets, blockchain technology, transplantation of legal institutions, legislative harmonization, digital law, global economy
AcknowledgmentThis paper was prepared under RFBR grant No. 18-29-16145 mc "The mechanism of legal regulation of relations using the technology of distributed ledger".
Publication date24.05.2021
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