Blockchain technology has lead to the emergence of new peer-to-peer infrastructures for distributed coordination, enabling new ways of exchanging value and recording information in a secure and decentralized manner. It is regarded by many as a disruptive technology that could lead to a new wave of disintermediation, changing the way in which people work and organize themselves.
However, blockchain technology is still immature and its adoption remains limited to only a few fields of endeavor. Despite the recent popularity (or hype) surrounding the technology, its potential cannot be achieved without the involvement of multiple stakeholders both from the private and public sector: technologists, entrepreneurs, lawyers, policy makers, and regulators, all need to work together in order to better understand the social, legal, and political implications of blockchain technology.
This forum will convene various scholars and practitioners from different backgrounds and academic fields in order to bring more clarity regarding the current state of affairs and the future directions of blockchain technology.