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In Code(rs) We Trust: Software Developers as Fiduciaries in Public Blockchains

Angela Walch

in Regulating Blockchain: Techno-Social and Legal Challenges

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780198842187
eISBN:
9780191878206
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198842187.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law, Company and Commercial Law

This chapter addresses the myth of ‘decentralized governance’ of public blockchains, arguing that certain people who create, operate, or reshape them function much like fiduciaries of those who rely ... More


Policy and Regulatory Challenges of Distributed Ledger Technology and Digital Assets in Asia

Douglas Arner, Ross P. Buckley, Dirk Zetzsche, Bo Zhao, Anton N. Didenko, Cyn-Young Park, and Emilija Pashoska

in Cryptoassets: Legal, Regulatory, and Monetary Perspectives

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780190077310
eISBN:
9780190077358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190077310.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

Since the launch of Bitcoin in 2009, cryptocurrencies and their underlying blockchain technology have risen to global attention. It is now clear Bitcoin and a number of other cryptocurrencies were ... More


Blockchain and Identity Persistence

Alex Marthews and Catherine Tucker

in Cryptoassets: Legal, Regulatory, and Monetary Perspectives

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780190077310
eISBN:
9780190077358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190077310.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

Blockchain technologies are being touted as a way to protect individual privacy. Blockchain app developers and theorists, often out of a genuine desire to protect people and their privacy, have ... More


Digital Farmers

Gordon Conway, Ousmane Badiane, and Katrin Glatzel

in Food for All in Africa: Sustainable Intensification for African Farmers

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501743887
eISBN:
9781501744419
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501743887.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter deals with digital technologies, both hardware and software, and how they can help increase agricultural production and food security in a sustainable fashion. Africa is going digital, ... More


Conclusion

Jack Parkin

in Money Code Space: Hidden Power in Bitcoin, Blockchain, and Decentralisation

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780197515075
eISBN:
9780197515112
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197515075.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization, Political Economy

Summarising the book’s findings, algorithmic decentralisation is shown to be an inherent contradiction as spatial trajectories coalesce at different points around blockchain networks. This provides a ... More


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