Keynote: The Blockchain Mind
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 key to get into the mindset is the fact how blockchains actually mimic an essential part of human communication. Rather than abandoning the notion of trust, the so-called ‘trust-lessness’ that smart contracts provide acts as potent substitute for trust. It allows for collaboration that could otherwise only take place in a situation where mutual trust has been established and could, if necessary, be enforced in reliable ways. Exploring settings that benefit from the ‘speed of trust’ in business is the path to finding the concrete blockchain sweet spots.