Blockchain: Data Malls, Coin Economies and Keyless Payments
The Journal of Alternative Investments 21(1) (2018) 8-16
32 Pages Posted: 24 Jan 2018 Last revised: 13 Jul 2018
Date Written: January 20, 2018
We discuss several uses of blockchain (and, more generally, distributed ledger) technologies outside of cryptocurrencies with a pragmatic view. We mostly focus on three areas: the role of coin economies for what we refer to as data malls (specialized data marketplaces); data provenance (a historical record of data and its origins); and what we term keyless payments (made without having to know other users’ cryptographic keys). We also discuss voting and other areas, and give a sizable list of academic and nonacademic references.
Keywords: Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, Ethereum, Network, Coin Economy, Data Mall, Keyless Payments, Proxy Voting, Tokens, Liquidity, Exchange, Trading, Capital Markets, Finance, Cryptoasset, Ether, Distributed Ledger, Cryptographic Key, Smart Contract
JEL Classification: G00
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