Jean-Maxime Riviere (TUM School of Management at Technische Universität München), has been investigating the legal acceptance of blockchain records around the world for several months. The result of this work is now available in his bachelor thesis. You may preview the thesis below - or download it in full.
Legislators in many countries are pushing forward several initiatives to acknowledge evidences and records based on distributed ledger technologies. This is quite surprising given the novelty of the blockchain, but there is a very simple explanation: governments and public bodies are themselves extremely interested in deploying blockchain-based solutions to manage all kind of public registries: from lands to companies, from healthcare to identity.