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Jersey Consultation on Digital Assets: SMART CONTRACTS, DATA ASSETS & DAO


The Jersey Law Commission has issued a Scoping consultation paper on its proposed digital assets reform project dealing with:-


This Scoping Consultation Paper (the “Consultation”) is not exhaustive regarding matters affecting digital assets and Jersey law.

Concerning the central topic, the enforceability of smart contracts in Jersey, the key issues are:

  • Whether smart contracts are capable of being recognised and enforceable in Jersey as valid legal contracts, so-called “smart legal contracts”;
    • If yes, whether this should be subject to any specific conditions, including consumer protection provisions such as requiring “translations” into human-readable (“parsable”) language;
  • Whether any specific rules are required to apply only to smart legal contracts; and
  • Whether Jersey needs to recognise the concept of an electronic agent.

Concerning the secondary subjects of DAOs and data objects, the key questions are:

  • Whether Jersey needs to recognise the concept of a DAO as a vehicle offered under Jersey law and
    • If yes, what form should that take, and
  • Should Jersey also consider recognising a new category of personal property rights like the “DATA OBJECT” proposed by the Law Commission in England and Wales?

The consultation also addresses:-

  • The concept of digital objects and decentralised autonomous organisations and whether Jersey law should recognise these.

Have your say by 16 June 2024.

For the full text, see:


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