Book Launch: Building Decentralized Trust

Join Wall Associate, Dr. Victoria Lemieux and her co-editor Dr. Chen Feng for the launch of their new book, Building Decentralized Trust: Multidisciplinary Perspectives on the Design of Blockchains and Distributed Ledgers featuring multidisciplinary perspectives on how blockchain can build trust in social, political and economic institutions. The book is an outcome of an International Research Roundtable held at PWIAS in 2019.

This online event brings together a multidisciplinary group of scholars to launch their new book, which discusses the trade-offs between different “layers” in designing the use of blockchain/Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) for social trust, trust in data and records, and trust in systems. 

Blockchain technology has emerged as a solution to the problem of trust in data and records, as well as trust in social, political and economic institutions, due to its profound potential as a digital trust infrastructure. Blockchain is a DLT in which confirmed and validated sets of transactions are stored in blocks that are chained together to make tampering more difficult and render records immutable. This book is dedicated to exploring and disseminating the latest findings on the relationships between socio-political and economic data, record-keeping, and technical aspects of blockchain.

Click here to register for this online event. 

Event Agenda

Overview of the process by which book came about and summary of the 3 layer model (20 min) – Vicki Lemieux & Chen Feng
Designing for trust – impact story based on students application of the model for a UN Sustainable Energy project (20 min)
Q & A to follow

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