Issue No. 09 - September (2017 vol. 50)
Daniele Magazzeni , King’s College London
Peter McBurney , King’s College London
William Nash , Kwôri
Smart contracts might encode legal contracts written in natural language to represent the contracting parties’ shared understandings and intentions. The issues and research challenges involved in the validation and verification of smart contracts, particularly those running over blockchains and distributed ledgers, are explored.
Contracts, Natural languages, Distributed databases, Bitcoin
D. Magazzeni, P. McBurney and W. Nash, "Validation and Verification of Smart Contracts: A Research Agenda," in Computer, vol. 50, no. 9, pp. 50-57, 2017.