Maureen Mapp speaks at second African Round Table on Cryptocurrency Regulation in Kampala

Dr Maureen Mapp will give a paper on the socio-cultural legitimisation of cryptocurrency regulation at the second Roundtable on Cryptocurrency regulation in East Africa.

The event is co-funded by the University of Birmingham Law School and will be held on 6 July 2017 UNAFRI, Kampala.  

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Dr Mapp examines 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 relational approach to regulation. The outcome is a principled approach to cryptocurrency regulation- one that draws on an African conceptualisation of currency in a pluralist state.

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.