28 Mar '16, 7pm

Blockchain Smart Contracts Startup Selected By BNP Paribas Accelerator

Blockchain Smart Contracts Startup Selected By BNP Paribas Accelerator

CommonAccord, a blockchain-based startup for legal documentation, is one of eight startups selected for BNP Paribas' new FinTech accelerator, L’Atelier. CommonAccord ’s goal is to create global codes for transferring legal documents like contracts, consents and permits. The startup wants to develop a distributed network of participants that synchronizes files with each other, using blockchain, GitHub or email transfer. According to CommonAccord, however, blockchain is particularly important for it’s ability to automate routine functions using smart contracts and provide an immutable ledger that can be used for legal enforcement. A parser program developed by Primavera De Filippi, an expert in the bitcoin legal space at Harvard’s Berkman Center is being used by CommonAccord to support peer-to-peer transactions. BNP Paribas, French multinational bank, set up the accelerator ...

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