Report on East African Cryptocurrency Regulation now published

The report on the second Roundtable on Cryptocurrency and the Blockchain regulation in East Africa has now been published. Birmingham's Dr Maureen Mapp gave a paper at the event on the socio-cultural legitimisation of cryptocurrency regulation.

The event held on 6th July 2017 was organised by Dr Mapp and co-funded by Birmingham Law School and the United Nations African Institute for the Prevention of Crime and the Treatment of Offenders (UNAFRI), Kampala.

Dr Mapp examined the limits of applying state controlled cryptocurrency policy and regulatory approaches in the African context of relational justice. In order to achieve socio cultural legitimacy at the localised level, the state ought to accommodate a principled relational approach to regulation- one that draws on an African conceptualisation of currency in a pluralist state.

The full report of the event can be found here. The accompanying Declaration on Fundamental Principles on the regulation of cryptocurrencies and the Blockchain (Digital Ledger Technologies) in Uganda and its Follow Up is now available online.

Dr Maureen Mapp is a Fellow of the African Centre of Cyberlaw and Cybercrime at UNAFRI with research interests in the regulation of distributed ledger technologies, specifically cryptocurrency and the blockchain.