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18:00 Uhr - 19:30 Uhr | Ort: Weizenbaum Institute, Hardenbergstraße 32, 10623 Berlin, Room A104

Dime & Punishment – Cryptoeconomics as an 'art of government'?

The panel will critically discuss the expansion of cryptoeconomics into an 'art of government'.

Cryptoeconomics is a design-paradigm that is used, among other things, for the protocol layer of almost all currently existing blockchains. It is intended to generate security guarantees for the reliable execution of these protocols by combining economic incentives/penalties (-economics) with applied computer science (crypto-). Apart from this specific use case in distributed, “decentralized” networks, cryptoeconomic design principles are being promoted by some to be an adequate way of “designing” social interactions and institutions in areas not related to questions of network security.

The panelists are:

Open discussion with the audience is very much welcome and there will be plenty of time to do so.