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The Resource The blockchain and the new architecture of trust, Kevin Werbach

The blockchain and the new architecture of trust, Kevin Werbach

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The blockchain and the new architecture of trust
Title
The blockchain and the new architecture of trust
Statement of responsibility
Kevin Werbach
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
How the blockchain-a system built on foundations of mutual mistrust-can become trustworthy.The blockchain entered the world on January 3, 2009, introducing an innovative new trust architecture: an environment in which users trust a system-for example, a shared ledger of information-without necessarily trusting any of its components. The cryptocurrency Bitcoin is the most famous implementation of the blockchain, but hundreds of other companies have been founded and billions of dollars invested in similar applications since Bitcoin's launch. Some see the blockchain as offering more opportunities for criminal behavior than benefits to society. In this book, Kevin Werbach shows how a technology resting on foundations of mutual mistrust can become trustworthy. The blockchain, built on open software and decentralized foundations that allow anyone to participate, seems like a threat to any form of regulation. In fact, Werbach argues, law and the blockchain need each other. Blockchain systems that ignore law and governance are likely to fail, or to become outlaw technologies irrelevant to the mainstream economy. That, Werbach cautions, would be a tragic waste of potential. If, however, we recognize the blockchain as a kind of legal technology, which shapes behavior in new ways, it can be harnessed to create tremendous business and social value
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Werbach, Kevin
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Information policy series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Electronic funds transfers
  • Blockchains (Databases)
  • Bitcoin
  • Trust
  • Finance
  • Bitcoin
  • Blockchains (Databases)
  • Electronic funds transfers
  • Finance
  • Trust
Label
The blockchain and the new architecture of trust, Kevin Werbach
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xvi, 322 pages
Isbn
9780262038935
Lccn
2018011211
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1029064460
Label
The blockchain and the new architecture of trust, Kevin Werbach
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xvi, 322 pages
Isbn
9780262038935
Lccn
2018011211
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1029064460

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