29 - 30 April 2019

European Blockchain Theory Workshop

Blockchain-based solutions are developed to address myriad governance challenges; from decentralised autonomous organisations through corporate governance to“virtual nations” for the decentralised governance of citizenship and migration. This workshop will focus on analysing blockchain governance from a theoretical perspective, relying on the extensive body of literature on legal and political theory, identity, citizenship, collective action and game theory.

The workshop will investigate the operations and governance of existing blockchain-based systems, standing on the shoulders of giants to derive new theories and insights. It will compare the challenges faced by current blockchain systems with those faced by existing legal and political institutions, and explore whether the governance of distributed systems can be informed by previous/existing scholarship.

The theoretical research undertaken at the workshop will set the grounds for understanding elaborating new modes of governance for distributed systems that better comply with the current conception of legitimacy and justice.

European University Institute, “Cappella” Via Boccaccio 121, Firenze, Italy
29 - 30 April 2019
Constance Choi
Primavera de Filippi
Ana Dicu
Ana.Dicu [at] eui.eu
Domenica Loia/Unsplash

First Workshop

See also the first European Blockchain Workshop in 2017

European Blockchain Workshop II

Workshop Impressions

Find more pictures of the workshop here

Wessel Reijers

Project: CitTech

The event relates to the project
Global Citizenship and Technology