The Blockchain and the New Architecture of Trust (Information Policy)

Kevin Werbach

  • 出版商: MIT
  • 出版日期: 2018-11-20
  • 售價: $1,020
  • 貴賓價: 9.8$1,000
  • 語言: 英文
  • 頁數: 344
  • 裝訂: Hardcover
  • ISBN: 0262038935
  • ISBN-13: 9780262038935
  • 相關分類: 區塊鏈 Blockchain
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How the blockchain―a system built on foundations of mutual mistrust―can become trustworthy.

The blockchain entered the world on January 3, 2009, introducing an innovative new trust architecture: an environment in which users trust a system―for example, a shared ledger of information―without necessarily trusting any of its components. The cryptocurrency Bitcoin is the most famous implementation of the blockchain, but hundreds of other companies have been founded and billions of dollars invested in similar applications since Bitcoin's launch. Some see the blockchain as offering more opportunities for criminal behavior than benefits to society. In this book, Kevin Werbach shows how a technology resting on foundations of mutual mistrust can become trustworthy.

The blockchain, built on open software and decentralized foundations that allow anyone to participate, seems like a threat to any form of regulation. In fact, Werbach argues, law and the blockchain need each other. Blockchain systems that ignore law and governance are likely to fail, or to become outlaw technologies irrelevant to the mainstream economy. That, Werbach cautions, would be a tragic waste of potential. If, however, we recognize the blockchain as a kind of legal technology that shapes behavior in new ways, it can be harnessed to create tremendous business and social value.

商品描述(中文翻譯)

區塊鏈是建立在相互不信任基礎上的系統,它如何成為可信任的?區塊鏈於2009年1月3日問世,引入了一種創新的信任架構:在這個環境中,使用者信任一個系統,例如共享的資訊帳本,而不必信任其中的任何組件。加密貨幣比特幣是區塊鏈最著名的應用,但自比特幣問世以來,已有數百家其他公司成立,投資金額達數十億美元的類似應用。有人認為區塊鏈提供的機會比對社會的益處更多。在這本書中,凱文·韋爾巴赫(Kevin Werbach)展示了一種建立在相互不信任基礎上的技術如何變得可信任。

區塊鏈建立在開放軟體和分散式基礎上,允許任何人參與,這似乎對任何形式的監管構成威脅。事實上,韋爾巴赫認為,法律和區塊鏈彼此需要。忽視法律和治理的區塊鏈系統很可能會失敗,或者成為與主流經濟無關的非法技術。韋爾巴赫警告說,這將是一個悲劇性的浪費潛力。然而,如果我們將區塊鏈視為一種能以新方式塑造行為的法律技術,它可以被利用來創造巨大的商業和社會價值。