Frontiers in Blockchain facilitates a movement of knowledge and blockchain research experiences between the academic world, industry and the world. This new open access diary was launched in collaboration with the Citizenship Think Tank, Enterprise and Governance (CCEG), led by Olinga Ta & # 39; eed, Director, CCEG, and Christopher Clack, financial calculation expert and laboratory founder Thomson Reuters, University College London.
Blockchain is currently a very controversial phenomenon, which is infiltrating the media with stories like the Bitcoin frenzy, the disruption of commercial structures and the promises and precautions of a "disruptive" technology. A large community of blockchain pioneers is developing this new technology, exploring the consequences of integrating the blockchain with legacy and real-world technology, and imagining new possibilities for communities that share data.
As an open-access multidisciplinary journal, Frontiers in Blockchain facilitates future developments by disseminating and communicating the latest scientific knowledge and striking discoveries – both theoretical and applied – to researchers, academics, professionals and audiences around the world.
Although financial transactions have been a driving force in the initial development of this technology Frontiers in Blockchain starts with 6 sections, demonstrating the growing diversity in the field. These are led by experts from around the world, who face the biggest debates in the industry.
Blockchain Technologies (led by George Giaglis, University of Nicosia, and Philipp Sandner, Frankfurt Blockchain Center) investigates systems and code while maintaining the validity and security of the blockchain network, with Smart Contracts (Thomas Butler, University of Cork and Maria Vigliotti, Sandbrooks Consulting) who examine the autonomous code running on blockchain and how this code is derived from legal agreements.
Cryptocurrencies and the structures in which they operate are explored in Financial Blockchain (Pinar Emirdag, University College London, and Garrick Hileman, London School of Economics), while Non-Financial Blockchain (Claudio Tessone, Universität Zürich, and Massimo Bartoletti, University of Cagliari) considers the movement of intangible assets, such as votes or intellectual property rights and the guarantee of their origin.
The possibilities, impacts and governance of the blockchain are discussed in the Fourth Industrial Revolution (led by Carsten Maple, University of Warwick and Paolo Tasca, University College of London).
Blockchain for Good (Jane Thomason, University of Queensland, Glenn Parry, University of the West of England, and Richard Adams, Cranfield University) discusses its potential for innovation with a moral, ethical, and responsible purpose and explores its political implications , philosophical, environmental and social.
Field Chief Editor, Dr. Christopher Clack (University College London), emphasizes the punctuality of Frontiers in Blockchain "There is a huge amount of work in the industry, so as in the academic world, and putting the two together is really important ".
Prof Olinga Ta & # 39; eed (Center for Citizenship, Enterprise and Governance), colleague Field Chief Editor of this new pioneering magazine, sees the blockchain not only as an 'interruption, but as a solution – applicable to the problem s of economics, ecology, society and ultimately humanity.
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