Blockchains and Uncertainty

For those of you who have been voracious consumers of the content on this site, you’ll be aware that we have visited the topic of blockchain once or twice. However, blockchain is a topic that we think will have greater resonance in the coming months and years. Blockchains have the capacity to create markets, based on trust, without the requirement for institutional intervention.

The remit of this site is to look at emerging technologies that will result in new business models and social organisation. Business and government need to understand the impact that emerging technology like blockchain might have – and how we should collectively respond in terms of use-cases, policy and organisation.

So we’re planning on some workshops and masterclasses that will take a look at the early, tentative steps to create blockchains.

In them meantime, we recommend (if you’re new to blockchains, and even if you aren’t) this TED talk by Bettina Warburg.  Bettina is a “thought-leader in the emerging blockchain space and leads the blockchain practice at Animal Ventures, including research, development, and commercialization across the ecosystem of blockchain innovation. She partners her network with Governments and members of the Fortune 500 to help drive the global commercialization and integration of blockchain technology.”

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Jeffrey Peel
Editor, Citizen20Series and MD, Quadriga Consulting.I am responsible for all site content and have overall responsibility for site editorial, as well as site membership.