Keynote: A human-centric introduction to blockchain technologies

10 Dec 2015
09:30 - 10:30

Keynote: A human-centric introduction to blockchain technologies

The blockchain is generally perceived as perceived technology for disintermediation and trustless transactions, but it is —first and foremost— a tool for people to organise and coordinate themselves on a peer-to-peer basis, with the ability to exchange information as well as value without relying on any central authority or other middleman. Because blockchain allows us to reformulate human coordination, what kinds of new paradigms of interaction and social order can these technologies offer?