Validation Rules for Blockchain Research International Workshop on Scholarly Blockchain Research Priorities

Blockchain & Society Policy Research Lab Research Nodes 2019/1

7 Pages Posted: 10 Apr 2019

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Alexandra Giannopoulou

University of Amsterdam - Institute for Information Law (IViR)

Balázs Bodó

University of Amsterdam - Institute for Information Law (IViR)

Valeria Ferrari

University of Amsterdam - Institute for Information Law (IViR)

João Quintais

University of Amsterdam - Institute for Information Law (IViR)

Date Written: January 29, 2019

Abstract

In December 2018, we organised a two-day workshop dedicated to blockchain scholarly research. The workshop brought together teams from four different projects: the Blockchain&Society Policy Research Lab from Amsterdam, P2P Models from Madrid, MoneyLab from Amsterdam, and Weizenbaum Institute’s Trust in Distributed Environments research group from Berlin. The workshop’s overall goal was to incite interactions between the projects, to explore common research possibilities intersecting between distinct projects, and to provide a breeding ground for discussions on each project’s research focus.

In this document we summarize the findings of the workshop. The discussions concluded that (dis)trust in institutions and the abolishment of intermediaries present issues of particular legal, governance and technological interest; knowledge transfer for interdisciplinary scholarly research in these topics is necessary. What's more, decentralized technological infrastructure an cryptocurrencies could be used in the context of commons-based communities. The preconditions, effects, and implications of this model require further attention and empirical research. Finally, translating legal norms into code and creating autonomous governance systems on-chain is a particular research challenge; it is related not solely to smart contract regulation but also to decentralized platforms with potential to create enforceable agreements.

Keywords: trust, blockchain, decentralization, technology, regulation, governance, commons

Suggested Citation

Giannopoulou, Alexandra and Bodó, Balázs and Ferrari, Valeria and Quintais, João, Validation Rules for Blockchain Research International Workshop on Scholarly Blockchain Research Priorities (January 29, 2019). Blockchain & Society Policy Research Lab Research Nodes 2019/1, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3331334

Alexandra Giannopoulou (Contact Author)

University of Amsterdam - Institute for Information Law (IViR) ( email )

Rokin 84
Amsterdam, 1012 KX
Netherlands

Balázs Bodó

University of Amsterdam - Institute for Information Law (IViR) ( email )

Rokin 84
Amsterdam, 1012 KX
Netherlands

Valeria Ferrari

University of Amsterdam - Institute for Information Law (IViR) ( email )

Rokin 84
Amsterdam, 1012 KX
Netherlands

João Quintais

University of Amsterdam - Institute for Information Law (IViR) ( email )

Rokin 84
Amsterdam, 1012 KX
Netherlands

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