Legal Aspects of Blockchain Technology Part 1 — Blockchain as Evidence in Court

Jonas Gross
10 min readAug 8, 2020

Authors: Markus Kaulartz, Jonas Gross, Constantin Lichti, Philipp Sandner

This article addresses the question how a blockchain transaction must be structured so that it can be used as evidence in court. Based on the following different types of formal evidence — namely (1) expert opinion, (2) documents/deeds, (3) inspection or visual evidence, and (4) witnesses and party hearings — we analyze the evidence assessment of a blockchain transaction in detail. The article analyzed the laws and rules of

Jonas Gross

Jonas Gross is Chairman of the Digital Euro Association (DEA) and COO at etonec. Further, Jonas holds a PhD in Economics.