Anarchy, Blockchain and Utopia: A Vision of a Future Society

Presented by

Dr Brendan Markey-Towler, Researcher, University of Queensland

About this talk

On the face of it a prosaic bookkeeping technology, Blockchain belies the capability it has to radically transform our societies by making the formulation, promulgation and curation of institutions and public records possible without a decentralised authority. In this webinar we discuss how this makes “cryptosecession” and an anarchic society possible. We use evolutionary, institutional and psychological economics to study the evolution of such a society and what makes a Blockchain “fit” to be selected and retained as a technology for organising and recording socioeconomic interaction. From this we obtain a vision of the future: an evolving, diverse, rich and at least partly anarchic society organised by Blockchains. Got a question you'd like to ask Brendan and can't make it to the live session? Ask him in the FinTech Insights LinkedIn group:

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