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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
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Kevin Werbach
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Author
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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 that shapes behavior in new ways, it can be harnessed to create tremendous business and social value
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MITPR
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Werbach, Kevin
Dewey number
332.1/78
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Information policy series
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  • Electronic funds transfers
  • Blockchains (Databases)
  • Bitcoin
  • Trust
  • Finance
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The blockchain and the new architecture of trust, Kevin Werbach
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Publication
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unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Intro; Contents; Series Editor's Introduction; Acknowledgments; Introduction: The Parable of the Tree; Buttonwood to Blockchain; Logically Centralized, Organizationally Decentralized; Law and Quantum Thought; The Path Ahead; I: A Revolution in Nine Pages; 1. The Trust Challenge; Without Relying on Trust; A Crisis of Trust; Defining Trust; Trust Architectures: Peer-to-Peer, Leviathan, Intermediary; Trustless Trust; 2. Satoshi's Solution; Too Trusted to Fail?; In the Beginning, There Was Bitcoin; Nakamoto Consensus; The Significance of Cryptocurrency; 3. More than Money
  • It All Started When They Nerfed the Siphon Life SpellPermissioned Ledgers; Smart Contracts; The DAO Saga; 4. Why Blockchain?; Beyond the Whoppercoin; The Enduring Value of Intermediaries; Decentralization; Shared Truth; Translucent Collaboration; Tokens of Value; II: Ledgers Meet Law; 5. Unpacking Blockchain Trust; Something from Nothing; Distributed; Cryptoeconomic; Immutable; Transparent; Algorithmic; 6. What Could Possibly Go Wrong?; Vision and Reality; Satoshi's Error; The Limits of Decentralization; Not-So-Smart Contracts; Trusting the Token Issuers; Centralized Edge Providers
  • Rules of the Road7. Blockchain Governance; Vili's Paradox; The Power of Consensus; Governing the Governors; The Social Contract; Governance in Practice; 8. Blockchain As/And Law; Vlad's Conundrum; Things That Cryptoregulate; This Time It's Different?; Ex Ante Design vs. Ex Post Dispute Resolution; Law as a Technology of Trust; Modes of Interaction: Supplements, Complements, Substitutes; 9. We're from the Government, and We're Here to Help; We Need to Begin Somewhere; Regulatory Controversies; The Token Offering Test Case; Regulation and Innovation; A Framework for Regulation
  • III: Building the Decentralized Future10. Connecting the Legal and the Technical; The Education of Nicholas Szabo; Making Law More Code-Like; Making Code More Law-Like; Fusions of Cryptogovernance; 11. An Unpredictable Certainty; As Speculative as They Are Rich; Decentralization Cannot Hold; Overcoming the Trust Trade-Off; Blockchain as Spanning Layer; 12. Conclusion; Mike Hearn's Odyssey; A Matter of Trust; Notes; Introduction; Chapter 1; Chapter 2; Chapter 3; Chapter 4; Chapter 5; Chapter 6; Chapter 7; Chapter 8; Chapter 9; Chapter 10; Chapter 11; Chapter 12; Index
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on1083100654
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1 online resource (344 pages)
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9780262349772
Media category
computer
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rdamedia
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c
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  • 11449
  • 9780262349772
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unknown
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Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1083100654
Label
The blockchain and the new architecture of trust, Kevin Werbach
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Intro; Contents; Series Editor's Introduction; Acknowledgments; Introduction: The Parable of the Tree; Buttonwood to Blockchain; Logically Centralized, Organizationally Decentralized; Law and Quantum Thought; The Path Ahead; I: A Revolution in Nine Pages; 1. The Trust Challenge; Without Relying on Trust; A Crisis of Trust; Defining Trust; Trust Architectures: Peer-to-Peer, Leviathan, Intermediary; Trustless Trust; 2. Satoshi's Solution; Too Trusted to Fail?; In the Beginning, There Was Bitcoin; Nakamoto Consensus; The Significance of Cryptocurrency; 3. More than Money
  • It All Started When They Nerfed the Siphon Life SpellPermissioned Ledgers; Smart Contracts; The DAO Saga; 4. Why Blockchain?; Beyond the Whoppercoin; The Enduring Value of Intermediaries; Decentralization; Shared Truth; Translucent Collaboration; Tokens of Value; II: Ledgers Meet Law; 5. Unpacking Blockchain Trust; Something from Nothing; Distributed; Cryptoeconomic; Immutable; Transparent; Algorithmic; 6. What Could Possibly Go Wrong?; Vision and Reality; Satoshi's Error; The Limits of Decentralization; Not-So-Smart Contracts; Trusting the Token Issuers; Centralized Edge Providers
  • Rules of the Road7. Blockchain Governance; Vili's Paradox; The Power of Consensus; Governing the Governors; The Social Contract; Governance in Practice; 8. Blockchain As/And Law; Vlad's Conundrum; Things That Cryptoregulate; This Time It's Different?; Ex Ante Design vs. Ex Post Dispute Resolution; Law as a Technology of Trust; Modes of Interaction: Supplements, Complements, Substitutes; 9. We're from the Government, and We're Here to Help; We Need to Begin Somewhere; Regulatory Controversies; The Token Offering Test Case; Regulation and Innovation; A Framework for Regulation
  • III: Building the Decentralized Future10. Connecting the Legal and the Technical; The Education of Nicholas Szabo; Making Law More Code-Like; Making Code More Law-Like; Fusions of Cryptogovernance; 11. An Unpredictable Certainty; As Speculative as They Are Rich; Decentralization Cannot Hold; Overcoming the Trust Trade-Off; Blockchain as Spanning Layer; 12. Conclusion; Mike Hearn's Odyssey; A Matter of Trust; Notes; Introduction; Chapter 1; Chapter 2; Chapter 3; Chapter 4; Chapter 5; Chapter 6; Chapter 7; Chapter 8; Chapter 9; Chapter 10; Chapter 11; Chapter 12; Index
Control code
on1083100654
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (344 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780262349772
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 11449
  • 9780262349772
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1083100654

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