Code as Law: Dev Update May 29

May 31, 2018 · 2 min read

Our newest team member (more on that below) is coming in with a bang. Law associate/engineer Kirsten teamed up with OL OG Jarrel for a demo of how you could use Ethereum smart contracts to ensure compliance with federal tax law.

“In other words, we represented law as code,” the duo wrote. Sounds familiar.

Dev Updates!

Ctrl+Z for templates: Ever wanna ctrl+Z something in real life? Ever reach to ctrl+Z something in real life? Then do we have some good news for you. The engineering team has cooked up and deployed a recover feature for accidentally deleted templates.

This is between me and me: We’ve completed work on a feature that allows users to give a private name to a specific draft or contract. Now, a user can sort and search for drafts/contracts by their private names, as well.

Demos: We’ve already started working on the next two demos of use-cases for OpenLaw: a loan agreement and stock purchase agreement.

Conversion: Dev Lord Felipe is working on a tool to parse agreements of personal information, building up our biblioteca of contracts.

More like GDP-NBD: Senior engineer Jacqueline updated our privacy policy to be in compliance with GDPR regulations. Legal tech: we’re all about compliance here.

New Hire Alert

We are PUMPED to welcome Kirsten Albers-Fiedler onto the OpenLaw team. Kirsten will be working as a legal associate/engineer for us, having recently completed an LL.M in Law and Entrepreneurship at Duke Law School. A licensed attorney, Kirsten received her J.D. from The George Washington University Law School. She attended Georgetown University for undergrad, where she majored in German and minored in Theology. She’s worked at a startup incubator in D.C., at The Nature Conservancy, and at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Help Us Hire

We’re looking to add more people to the team. Know anyone that might be interested?


Like these posts? We set up a Slack channel to share updates, news, and have a place for users to ask us questions and meet other people interested in smart contracts. If you’d like to join, check it out here

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