Research Plan

Despite the wide spectrum of blockchain applications and their proven potential to disrupt fundamental societal processes and institutions, there is very little research on their non-technical, societal, economic, policy and legal implications. Without funded research we can only speculate on how blockchain applications may affect our everyday practices, institutions, and laws. To address this gap, the BLOCKCHAIN & SOCIETY project will focus on 3 questions:

  1. What internal factors contribute to the success of a blockchain application?
  2. How does society adopt blockchain?
  3. How to regulate blockchain?

The details are here:

  1. What is blockchain technology?
  2. Why does blockchain matter?
  3. Research questions and objectives
  4. Work packages
    1. WP1 – a coherent multidisciplinary conceptual framework
    2. WP2 – develop a multi-methods approach
    3. WP3 – Mapping the most important blockchain projects, their governance, and assess their disruptive potential.
    4. WP4 – Documenting blockchain adoption and assessing its societal impact.
    5. WP5 – Inventory of emerging policy responses, and policy tool assessment
  5. References