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Report on blockchain technology & legitimacy

Report on blockchain technology & legitimacy Dr. Primavera De Filippi, Dr. Morshed Mannan, Jack Henderson, Tara Merk, Sofia Cossar, Kelsie Nabben This report synthesizes the insights explored within the ERC BlockchainGov reading group on “Legitimacy in Blockchain,” taking place bi-weekly from July 2021 until June 2022. The report investigates the role of legitimacy in blockchain systems from descriptive, conceptual, and

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Blockchain Technology, Trust & Confidence

Blockchain Technology, Trust & Confidence Reinterpreting Trust in a Trustless system? ABSTRACT This report provides an in-depth analysis of the theoretical foundations of the concepts of trust andconfidence and their correlation to the notions of risk, agency and legitimacy. These theoreticalunderpinnings are thereafter applied to permissionless blockchains, in order to identify how thefoundational nature of the technology lends itself to

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WHAT’S GOVERNING WEB3?

Web3 is a ”decentralized online ecosystem based on blockchain” (Gavin Wood, 2014). Web3 governance broadly describes the rules and processes that are used for decision-making over platforms and applications that are ‘permissionless’ – meaning anyone with the required resources and capital can take part. Governance occurs through the software and infrastructure choices of node operators who are unknown to each other,

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Blockchain Gov Research Workshop | Legitimacy, Confidence and Trust in Blockchain Governance

This workshop is aimed at academics and practitioners interested in blockchain governance, with a focus on trust, confidence and legitimacy. (European University Institute) While interrelated, the concepts of trust, confidence and legitimacy are distinct. Trust speaks to a relationship wherein the trustor believes that the trustee will encapsulate their interests. Trust can also exist at the level of systems, such

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New Academic Papers Alert!

Our team is involved in a variety of research projects, focus groups and initiatives that aim to explore challenges of the blockchain technology.

Here are some of the recently published selected papers authored by our members, advisors and affiliates:

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