Blockchain as a disruptive technology: How does the blockchain differ from traditional P2P networks and internet infrastructure as we know it today? What are the specificities of this emerging technology? Are we moving towards a new paradigm shift in the way we work and organise ourselves? What are the social, political and economic implications of the blockchain?
The current governance structure of today’s society is unable to comprehend the new technological paradigm that is progressively establishing itself since the advent of blockchain technology. How do we ensure a proper transition to tomorrow’s society? Which stakeholders need to be involved and which procedures do we need to put into place to enable this transition?
Introduction to COALA CORE (“Coordinated Open Research Effort”): COALA CORE is a Coordinated, Open Research Effort to contribute to the ecosystem of decentralized technology. This research includes (but is not limited to) blockchains, distributed virtual machines, file systems, and reputation systems. The effort is open to qualified individual researchers and organizations. Participants will work together on problems in their research areas, and to identify how these systems fit together into a coherent decentralization technology stack.
What are the institutional needs that need to be met from innovators and startups to enable necessary partnerships for nascent technologies? The challenges are clear, and the opportunities, while potentially... Read More
Moderated by Carla Reyes What are the legal and regulatory implications of blockchain technologies? How do we close the governance gap? Must current regulatory and governance frameworks adapt to these... Read More
Moderated by Constance Choi Blockchain technologies can be used to improve existing organisational structures, as well as to enable the emergence of new forms of organisations which are more horizontal... Read More
Thinking in terms of blockchains is the key to identifying the opportunities where blockchain technology can change our world. To get beyond the limiting metaphor of the ‘distributed ledger’, one... Read More