Course Title: Legal Considerations for Blockchain Project

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Legal Considerations for Blockchain Project

Credit Points: 12.00

Course Coordinator: Dr Jason Downs

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 5113

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: Building 80, City Campus

Course Coordinator Availability: via email

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

This course provides you with the opportunity to engage with current legal issues in the digital business environment and apply these learnings in a contemporary organisational context. You will understand and critique issues relating to areas including Blockchain technology and crypto currencies, cybercrime, Fintech, and the internet, as they impact on business conducted digitally. You will also critique the privacy concerns that arise out of digital business practices and reflect on the legal ethical issues that arise in digital business and use these findings to explore guidelines or mitigation strategies with industry partner/s.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development


On successful completion of this course you should be able to:

  1. Explain the legal issues relating to digital business including Blockchain technology and crypto currencies, cybercrime, Fintech, and the internet.
  2. Critique the privacy implications of digital business practices.
  3. Reflect on the legal ethical issues that arise in digital business.
  4. Apply judgement to create solutions for a specific organisation or example.
  5. Present creative and persuasive pitches to communicate options and/or solutions effectively.

Overview of Learning Activities

This course is delivered as a blend of face-to-face activities (such as: workshops, lectures and group or industry-based tasks) and online learning. Learning will be focused around the completion of a 12-week project, which will be supported through in-class and online activities. This may include: project development activities; guest speakers/expert commentators; prescribed readings; researching and analysing specific information; solving problems; producing artefacts; proposing solutions; seeking and providing peer feedback; and reflective praxis.

Overview of Learning Resources

Various learning resources are available online through MyRMIT Studies/Canvas. Class activities, recordings, notes and outcomes are posted on Canvas.

Resources are also available online through RMIT Library databases and other facilities. Visit the RMIT library website for further details. Assistance is available online via our chat and email services, face to face at our campus libraries or via the telephone on (03) 9925 2020.

Additional resources and/or sources to assist your learning will be identified by your course coordinator and will be made available to you as required during the teaching period.

Overview of Assessment

The assessment tasks, their weighting and the course learning outcomes to which they are aligned are as follows.

Assessment Task 1: 15%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3

Assessment Task 2: 35%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4

Assessment Task 3: 50%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or in online forums through individual and group feedback on progress, milestones and approaches, and by individual consultation.