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Immaculate Dadiso Motsi-Omoijiade, PhD Researcher in Law


Publicly-minded, intra-disciplinary writer and researcher on Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology. I am also interested and well-versed in issues to do with Information System design and management, algorithmic regulation and the Legal aspects of Artificial Intelligence in addition to financial regulatory issues to do with Compliance, Banking Regulation, Derivatives Regulation, Corporate Governance, Securities Regulation and Taxation of International Business. Previous work and studies in International Relations (Univeristy of Pretoria, South Africa), have proved to be complementary to Economic Policy, Business and Legal Studies allowing for the addition of geopolitical insight and experience to Commercial Awareness. I hold a Masters Degree in Public Policy (MPP) from the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National Univsersity of Singapore, and a Masters in Law (LLM) degree in Corporate Governance and Finanical Regulation from the University of Warwicdk

Research Interests

My research is focused on the regulation of the financial Blockchain applications including Cryptocurrencies and Initial Coin Offerings. Cryptocurrencies (such as Bitcoin) are virtual/digital currencies generated autonomously and pseudonymously online using cryptography to both generate and validate transactions over a peer-to-peer network and distributed ledger (Blockchain). I am interested in the intersection between law, technology and finance and in empirical and normative considerations on the role of regulation in this space. My research is supervised by Prof Dalvinder Singh and Prof Ralf Rogowski. Research interests beyond my thesis have to do with the intersection between Blockchain and other 'Industry 4.0' technologies, such as AI, from both a legal/governance and a business enterprise technology solution perspective.

Work and Engagement

I am a Research Associate at the Artificial Intelligence Innovation Network at Warwick Business School where I teach as a seminar tutor. I have been a member of the White Chapel Think Tank on Distributed Ledger Technology for the past 3 years and spearheaded a sub-group aimed at engaging and consolidating scholarship in this area which culmitated in my participation in the UK Government Cabinet Office's Open Innovation Team's Commuity of Interest on Blockchain and DLT.I am also a member of the UK National Technical Committee on Blockchain Standards with a special interest in governance, a Research Affiliate at the UCL Centre for Blockchain Technology and a member of the UK Digital Currency Association. In addition to this, my research falls within the Centre for Law, Regulation and Governance of the Global Economy (GLOBE) and the Empirical Approaches to law research cluster at the University of Warwick Law School. Finally, I publish occasional posts on my LinkedIn Profile and for tweets follow @MacDadiso.

Contact Details

Office - B1.08 Social Sciences Building, University of Warwick

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