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A New Business World Within A Blockchain

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Decentralized Exchanges
IPOs on Decentralized Exchanges
Distributed Shareholders Voting
Dividends Payments via Blockchain
Smart Contracts
Virtual Corporations
Distributed Autonomous Corporations

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A New Business World Within A Blockchain

  1. 1. A New Business World Within a Blockchain (Note: this is a draft! Final version will have more pics & less text) 2014 Alexander Chepurnoy
  2. 2. Disclaimer This talk is about technically possible things only. No any legal issues being discussing. Please refer laws applicable before doing anything. The speaker has no any responsibility in case of any laws violation.
  3. 3. My Background / Interests: ● NXT core developer (alias transfer, voting system, etc) ● Blockchain-based applications advocate (cryptamail, secureae, etc) ● Distributed Systems Development ● Functional Programming ● Finite State Systems & Model Checking
  4. 4. This talk is about ● Decentralized Exchanges ● IPOs on DEs ● Distributed Shareholders Voting ● Dividends ● Smart Contracts ● Virtual Corporations ● Distributed Autonomous Corporations
  5. 5. Decentralized Exchanges ● NXT & its clones(NAE, NEM, NTX, NFD,NAS...) ● Bitshares ● Counterparty
  6. 6. IPO on Decentralized Exchange ● + Low cost ● + Could be backed by anything(a company, a picture, a nonsense) ● - As a result, a lot of thrash comes in
  7. 7. IPO Example: Coinomat ● Backed by quickly growing online business ● Weekly dividends ● Revenue stats open, but not verified by 3rd party or in trustless way ● ● Todo: picture
  8. 8. IPO Example: BgCaffee ● Backed by offline business ● Buongiorno Caffe opened November 2013 in Pretoria, South Africa ● “The assets sold will always represent 50% of the total profit of all shops for their lifetime and no additional assets will be sold without the addition of a new shop or business unit that generates profit, that is our guarantee” ● No trustless or 3rd party control though
  9. 9. IPO Example: NXTdrop ● Assets backed by paintings ● No any hard profit promises ● (todo: picture)
  10. 10. IPO Example: BadPonzi Ponzi scheme guaranteed, lol: “Buy some “Bad Ponzi Token” (BPT) and I will spend 3 times a week 70% of the revenue to the asset holders according to their shares.”
  11. 11. Fund Raising ● Loans ● Angel & Venture Capital ● Crowdfunding ● Distributed Assets Exchanges!
  12. 12. A Business Without Venture Capital ● Publish business plan ● Issue assets ● Raise funds ● Get shareholders feedback/opinion via voting ● Pay dividends via blockchain
  13. 13. Voting via Blockchain ● Distributed ● Decentralized(anybody could start a poll) ● Cheap ● Results are public & verifiable ● Example in my article: “Shareholders Meeting via Blockchain in 20 Lines of Code”
  14. 14. Dividends: Coinomat ● (todo: picture here)
  15. 15. Guarantees ● Enforced by Law ● Enforced by other trusted party ● Trustless enforcement
  16. 16. Dividends Promise (SecureAE v. 0.1) { "contents" : "clause", "ver" : 1, "assetId" : 565748484, "datetime_start_utc" : "Aug-16-2014 11:59", "datetime_end_utc" : "Sep-16-2014 11:59", "sum" : 500 }
  17. 17. Trustless Smart Contracts Some kind of scripting over blockchain needed: e.g. Ethereum, cfb's Smart Contracts, ciyam's AT etc
  18. 18. Virtual Corporations ● Special types of accounts ● Dedicated operations: incorporations, dividends, board polls, corporate statements ● Law?
  19. 19. Distributed Autonomous Corporations ● NameCoin ● NXT AE ● A driver-less car ● A currency itself ● (todo: some pictures)
  20. 20. DACs + Smart Contracts That would be funny!
  21. 21. Open Problems ● Blokchain bloating ● Blockchain scripting: bloating, computational requirements, halting problem ● Formal semantics of statements
  22. 22. Conclusions So many exciting things we already have: decentralized exchanges, new models of fundraising, distributed shareholders meetings, simple contracts & few DACs!
  23. 23. Conclusions Hard challenges to complete: formal contracts, trustless guarantees, sophisticated DACs

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