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Science B.0 Blockchain, Cryptoeconomics and autonomous agents

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First idea cloud about what blockchain technology and cryptoeconomics could mean for the sciences, humanities and overal knowledge creation.
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Science B.0 Blockchain, Cryptoeconomics and autonomous agents

  1. 1. 1 SCIENCE B.0: BLOCKCHAINS, CRYPTOECONOMICS AND DECENTRALIZED AUTONOMOUS AGENTS – AN INTRODUCTION TO A RISING TOOL SET THAT COULD PROFOUNDLY CHANGE KNOWLEDGE CREATION Sönke Bartling, associated researcher Internal Meeting @ HIIG.de
  2. 2. 2 BACKGROUND
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  4. 4. 4 BACKGROUND
  5. 5. 5 BACKGROUND
  6. 6. 6 BACKGROUND
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  8. 8. 8 BACKGROUND
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  10. 10. 10 BACKGROUND Bitcoin developers “are going to try and eat our lunch,” Jamie Dimon, chairman and CEO of JPMorgan Chase said, as reported by Institutional Investor. “And that’s fine. That’s called competition, and we’ll be competing.”
  11. 11. 11 BACKGROUND Bitcoin is a... Decentralized Censor-ship proof No single point of failure ... ... currency. (immutability, non-counterfeitability, ease of transfer, robustness and transparency, ...)
  12. 12. 12 MANY ALTCOINS ...
  13. 13. 13 AND WHAT IS IN FOR SCIENCE ?
  14. 14. 14 BITCOIN/BLOCKCHAIN FOR SCIENCE 1. Replace money for research (grant money, etc.) 2. Act as a digital notary Time stamping proof of existence e.g. for patents etc.
  15. 15. 15 WELL THAT IS NOT TOO EXCITING ...
  16. 16. 16 MONEY IS JUST THE BEGINNING... ... maybe the most boring ... ... of the evolving applications
  17. 17. 17 BITCOIN 2.0 APPLICATIONS Namecoin's flagship use case is the censorship-resistant top level domain .bit, which is functionally similar to .com or .net domains but is independent of ICANN, the main governing body for domain names. The term "Colored Coins" loosely describes a class of methods for representing and managing real world assets on top of the Bitcoin Blockchain.
  18. 18. 18 BLOCKCHAIN 2.0 APPLICATIONS
  19. 19. 19 BLOCKCHAIN 2.0 APPLICATIONS Ethereum is a cryptocurrency platform and Turing-complete programming framework intended to allow a network of peers to administer their own stateful user-created smart contracts in the absence of central authority. “Ethereum enables SmartContracts and Distributed Applications (ĐApps) to be built, potentially cutting out the middleman in many industry scenarios streamlining processes like settlement. But that is just scratching the surface of what can be done when you mix the cryptographic security and reliability of the Blockchain with a Turing complete programming language included in Ethereum, we can’t really image what our customers and partners will build.”
  20. 20. 20 BLOCKCHAIN 2.0 APPLICATIONS DAOs, DACs, DAs and More: An Incomplete Terminology Guide • Autonomous Agents • Decentralized Applications • Decentralized Organizations “it is an entity that lives on the internet and exists autonomously, but also heavily relies on hiring individuals to perform certain tasks that the automation itself cannot do.”
  21. 21. 21 BLOCKCHAIN 2.0 APPLICATIONS
  22. 22. 22 AND WHAT IS IN FOR SCIENCE ?
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  24. 24. 24 AND WHAT IS IN FOR SCIENCE ? Nobody knows. But I have the feeling that this will be huge ! Let us contribute to the discussions, recognize potentials and develop concepts. Discuss pitfalls and dead end streets early. Cobuild Science B.0 !
  25. 25. 25 IDEA CLOUD • Decentralized, secured data storage • Bullet-proof anonymization of privacy-critical data • Trustless access control to data • Oracles, prediction markets for research results • Crowdfunding • Reputation systems without central trust • “Micropayments”/”-reputations” for research results • “whistle-blowing” • Autonomous, distributed research cooperations • Anonymous publications, whos authors are still able to collect reputation and money • Anonymous publications that are still “signed” with reputation and authority • Multiple online presonalities (personas) of researchers • ....
  26. 26. 26 Open, dynamic paper on the topic: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1G_91xV0fCn1ADtlx- qTsP9q4xKximeYs84F0c2W7FcE/edit# Comment on the label “Science B.0”: It is a working lable for a knowledge generation process, that makes special use of blockchain technology, hashing, cryptoeconomics, public key cryptography, autonomous agents, etc. Instead of continuing with Science 3.0, etc.. Open for comments and suggestions !  26

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