Blockchain & Sustainable Communities: Potential & Pitfalls

Friday, Oct 28, 2016 10:00 – 16:30 – Cloughjordan EcoVillage, Tipperary

This one day workshop organised by NUI Galway School of Law, FEASTA, and Cultivate aims to explore the possible future applications of blockchain technology in the development and coherence of sustainable communities.

What exactly is the likely nature of blockchain disruption? Will it be isolated in the #fintech community or will it reach into the “real” economy? How does the trustless mindset behind cryptocurrencies map on to the essentially trustful aspirations of sustainable communities? Will explicit transparent contract conditions assist community development and coherence or act as a barrier? How can we build bridges and meaningful relationships between the tech and sustainability communities? Will the emergence of new institutional structures have a deep effect on society? This workshop seeks to explore all of these questions, and more.

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