The blockchain is a new class of information technology that combines distributed computing with cryptography to provide a secure, trusted and shared database

Blockchain 2018-02-18T14:16:08+00:00

Blockchain The Institutional Technology


Blockchain The Institutional Technology Blockchain technology has the capacity to enable the emergence of totally new forms of social and economic organization; new forms of distributed networked organizations as central institutions within society The prominent blockchain thinker Primavera De Filippi summarizes clearly much of the significance of the blockchain as an institutional technology [...]

Blockchain The Institutional Technology 2018-02-05T09:02:22+00:00

Blockchain & Society


Blockchain & Society Blockchain technology is set to have a huge impact on how we organize social institutions as it works to decentralize existing centralized organizations along many dimensions The blockchain is as much an institutional technology as an information technology. It not only enables us to greatly strengthen the capacities of peer [...]

Blockchain & Society 2018-02-05T08:46:53+00:00

Blockchain & Environment


Blockchain & Environment Blockchain technologies could greatly strengthen our capacities to quantify and track the value of ecosystems services thus enabling much more effective mechanisms for full cost accounting Typically when talking about applications of blockchain people start by talking about currencies, finance and then more general business applications such as supply chain, [...]

Blockchain & Environment 2018-02-05T08:16:25+00:00

Blockchain & Internet of Things


Blockchain & Internet of Things Security is a major issue with IoT development. As a single point of failure, centralized data storage is critically vulnerable to attack. In this respect, the blockchain can work to make IoT networks more resilient by providing a distributed secure network A new technology paradigm is emerging as [...]

Blockchain & Internet of Things 2018-02-05T07:55:48+00:00

Blockchain & Economy


Blockchain & Economy Blockchain has many economic applications but probably its most important usage will be in developing solutions to facilitate the informal economy of emerging markets, through expanding financial services and asset registry to those who currently cannot access them Blockchain technology has relevance for virtually all domains but because of its [...]

Blockchain & Economy 2018-02-05T06:34:31+00:00

Decentralized Autonomous Organizations


Decentralized Autonomous Organizations Decentralized coordination via automated blockchain networks could enable the formation of organization on a much larger scale than has ever been seen before in human history The world is changing rapidly and the internet is fast entering a new technological era as web 2.0 gives way to an emerging set [...]

Decentralized Autonomous Organizations 2018-02-05T06:08:27+00:00

Token Economies


Token Economies Bitcoin and Ethereum are two of the most popular token economies With the ongoing revolution in information technology, our economic systems of organization are being transformed and disrupted by the rise of information networks. It started with the advent of the personal computer, World Wide Web and with the rise of [...]

Token Economies 2018-02-05T03:57:02+00:00

The Internet of Value


The Internet of Value The secure nature of blockchains makes them ideally suited to the tracking and exchange of units of value. In this respect the blockchain is often understood as a new layer of value exchange protocols that sit on top of the existing internet protocol stack Because the blockchain is a [...]

The Internet of Value 2018-02-05T03:27:27+00:00

Distributed Applications


Distributed Applications Distributed applications - like the social network Steemit - are executed on the distributed network of a blockchain that is not dependent on any one computer The advent of the Ethereum platform in 2015 has worked to provide a virtual computing infrastructure for running applications on the blockchain, this new form [...]

Distributed Applications 2018-02-02T07:19:36+00:00
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