Professor David Fox to discuss cryptocurrencies and ownership at SSC Society talk

Cryptocurrencies and ownership will be the subject of a talk in Edinburgh later this year delivered by an expert in monetary law.

Professor David Fox, who holds the chair of common law at Edinburgh University, will deliver a talk entitled “Cryptocurrencies as property: Why does it matter whether you can own a bitcoin”.

The talk will be hosted by the Society of Solicitors in the Supreme Courts of Scotland on Tuesday 4 December 2018, at 6pm.

Admission is free and tickets are available through Eventbrite.

Professor Fox is a graduate of the Universities of Otago and Cambridge and he is a barrister in England and Wales, with a door tenancy at Maitland Chambers.

He was for some years a Fellow of St John’s College, Cambridge, where his teaching touched on most aspects of private law, concentrating on property, trusts, and monetary law. He has also held visiting posts at the National University of Singapore.

Professor Fox’s research interests have a strong historical and comparative focus. They concentrate on the formation of modern trust and property doctrine in common law systems, and on the private law applicable to money.