LegalFling To Use BlockChain Technology To Log Explicit Sexual Consent

Posted: Jan 10 2018, 1:07pm CST | by , Updated: Jan 11 2018, 2:16am CST, in News | Technology News

 
LegalFling To Use BlockChain Technology to Log Explicit Sexual Consent

Creative use of BlockChain technology in answer developments in Sweden.

Today, Dutch software company LegalThings One, a company specialized blockchain technology and smart contracts announced the LegalFling app. The app is designed to conveniently log explicit sexual consent. The app appears to be the right solution for the implications of Sweden’s plans to change the rape legislation, requiring the explicit consent of both partners before sexual contact.

Sweden is moving closer to making changes to its rape laws that would require people to get explicit consent before sexual contact. But changing the law is not enough. To make the law succeed, it also requires an easy way to legally document the consent. The app LegalFling is a smart solution for the practical implications of the law in people’s daily lives according to LegalThings One.

Rick Schmitz, CEO of LegalThings and creator of Legal Fling: "Asking someone to sign a contract before having sex is a little uncomfortable. With LegalFling, a simple swipe to consent is enough to legally justify the fling."

The law proposed in Sweden is a great gesture but is merely symbolic as it is, in the absence of witnesses, usually impossible to prove that there was an agreement or not. LegalFling proposes to use the Blockchain technology to solve this. You ask for consent through the app and indicate upfront what the do’s and don’t are in the bedroom. You accept or decline with the swipe of a finger. A lot easier than putting on protection.

In case you agree to take pictures in the bedroom, you can also explicitly agree that none may be shared at any time with anyone afterward. LegalFling attaches a penalty clause to this agreement. This makes taking your fling to court later a lot easier.

“This probably does not apply to 99.9% of the users. But please bear in mind this can happen to anyone. And you are totally helpless when it happens. The (social) life of the subject person is never the same afterward. This app provides a helping hand for these situations.”, says Schmitz.

Legal Fling is based on the company's Live Contracts, a platform for building and executing legally binding agreements on the blockchain. The LegalFling app will be free for iOS and Android. The company is testing the response of the public to the app. If enough people support it on Legalfling.io.

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