‘The Siren Song: Algorithmic Governance by Blockchain’

“Blockchain and cryptocurrency technologies are stimulating investment, business activity, and media attention, as well as passionate visions of industry disruption and societal transformation. As with the internet, this excitement creates dangerous blind spots. In my recent paper ‘The Siren Song: Algorithmic Governance by Blockchain’, I explain that, to succeed at scale, blockchain-based networks and services must address the problem of governance. This work will appear as a chapter in ‘After the Digital Tornado: Networks, Algorithms, Humanity’ (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming September 2020) …” (more)

[Kevin Werbach, Oxford Business Law Blog, 1 June]

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