Academic Year 2023/2024

  • Teaching Mode: Traditional lectures
  • Campus: Bologna
  • Corso: Single cycle degree programme (LMCU) in Law (cod. 9232)

Learning outcomes

The workshop is provided in Italian language. It aims to provide the basic technical elements of the DLT (Distributed Ledger Technology) and Smart contract in order to enter into the legal and sociological aspects of these innovative technologies that are changing our society, the relationghip between citizens and public administration services, the legal practitioners, and law firms activities.

Course contents

1- Introduction to the enableing technologies: hash function, criptografyalla, digital signature, time stamping. 3 hours.

2- Introduction to DLT, origin and governance: public, private, permissonless, permissioned. 3 hours

3- Legal aspects of DLT: digital document, digital signature, regulation eIDAS, regulation GDPR, fiscal aspects. 6 hours.

4- Sociological and legal-philosophic aspects, politological view of DLT in relation with the organization of the society with these technologies. 3 hours

5- Smart Contract: technical issues and practices. 6 hours

6- Legal aspects of Smart Contract. 3 hours.


G. Finocchiaro, C. Bomprezzi, A legal analysis of the use of blockchain technology for the formation of smart legal contracts, MediaLaw, http://www.medialaws.eu/a-legal-analysis-of-the-use-of-blockchain-technology-for-the-formation-of-smart-legal-contracts/, 2020 MediaLaw.

A.M. Gambino, C. Bomprezzi, Blockchain e protezione dei dati personali, in Il diritto dell’informazione e dell’informatica, 2019:v. 35:n. 3 (2019:mag), p. 619-646, https://www.iaic.it/contributi/blockchain-trattamento-dati-personali/.



L. Cervone, M. Palmirani, F. Vitali, Intelligible Contract, HICSS2020, https://scholarspace.manoa.hawaii.edu/bitstream/10125/63959/0177.pdf

M. Finck,Blockchain and the General Data Protection Regulation, 2019, http://www.europarl.europa.eu/RegData/etudes/STUD/2019/634445/EPRS_STU(2019)634445_EN.pdf

Teaching methods

The workshop is provided using the laboratory approach, with frontal lectures, with practical examples, exercises, best practices and experiments.

Assessment methods

The goals are assessed by online quiz composed by 4 open questions. We use EOL and ZOOM platforms.

Teaching tools

Considering the strong innovative nature of the workshop that is quickly evolving over the time, the teachers will provide updated material during the lectures.

Office hours

See the website of Monica Palmirani


Quality education Peace, justice and strong institutions Partnerships for the goals

This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.