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Blockchain and Web 3.0

Social, Economic, and Technological Challenges, 1st Edition

Edited by Massimo Ragnedda, Giuseppe Destefanis


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Blockchain is no longer just about bitcoin or cryptocurrencies in general. Instead, it can be seen as a disruptive, revolutionary technology which will have major impacts on multiple aspects of our lives. The revolutionary power of such technology compares with the revolution sparked by the World Wide Web and the Internet in general. Just as the Internet is a means of sharing information, so blockchain technologies can be seen as a way to introduce the next level: sharing value.

Blockchain and Web 3.0 fills the gap in our understanding of blockchain technologies by hosting a discussion of the new technologies in a variety of disciplinary settings. Indeed, this volume explains how such technologies are disruptive and comparatively examines the social, economic, technological and legal consequences of these disruptions. Such a comparative perspective has previously been underemphasized in the debate about blockchain, which has subsequently led to weaknesses in our understanding of decentralized technologies.

Underlining the risks and opportunities offered by the advent of blockchain technologies and the rise of Web 3.0, Blockchain and Web 3.0 will appeal to researchers and academics interested in fields such as sociology and social policy, cyberculture, new media and privacy and data protection.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Blockchain: a disruptive technology. Massimo Ragnedda and Giuseppe Destefanis

PART I. Socio-economic aspects and consequences of decentralized technologies

Chapter 2. The block is hot: A commons-based approach to the development and deployment of blockchains, Sune Sandbeck, A.T. Kingsmith, Julian von Bargen,

Chapter 3. Can permissionless blockchains be regulated and resolve some of the problems of copyright law? Guido Noto La Diega and James Stacey

Chapter 4. Meetups: making space for women on the blockchain, Philippa R. Adams, Julie Frizzo-Barker, Betty B. Ackah, Peter A. Chow-White

Chapter 5. Drivers of Digital Trust in the Crypto Industry, Scott Freeman, Ivana Beveridge, Jannis Angelis

Chapter 6. Lightbulb Concrete. Bronwin Patrickson

PART II. Blockchain and Digital Media

Chapter 7. Could blockchain save journalism? An explorative study of blockchain’s potential to make journalism a more sustainable business. Walid Al-Saqaf and Malin Picha Edwardsson

Chapter 8. The logics of technology decentralization - the case of Distributed Ledger Technologies. Balazs Bodo and Alexandra Giannopoulou

Chapter 9. Disruptive Blockworks: blockchains and networks / acceleration and collision

Matthew Lovett

Chapter 10. Blockchained to What (End)? A Socio-material provocation to check distributed futures, Luke Heemsbergen, Alexia Maddox Robbie Fordyce

Chapter 11. Blockchain and data market. The case of Wibson from a critical perspective, Guillermina Yansen


PART III. Technological aspects and consequences of decentralized technologies

Chapter 12. Applying Smart Contracts in Online Dispute Resolutions on a Large Scale and its Regulatory Implications. Janet Hui Xue and Ralph Holz

Chapter 13. SmartAnvil: Open-Source. Tool Suite for Smart Contract Analysis. Stéphane Ducasse, Henrique Rocha, Santiago Bragagnolo and Marcus Denker

Chapter 14. Managing CRM with Fabric Hyperledger blockchain technology. Dario Puligheddu, Roberto Tonelli and Michele Marchesi

Chapter 15. Privacy with Ethereum Smart Contracts. Duarte Teles and Isabel Azevedo

Chapter 16. A Hierarchical Structure Model of Success Factors for (Blockchain-based) Crowdfunding, Felix Hartmann, Xiaofeng Wang and Maria Ilaria Lunesu

About the Editors

Massimo Ragnedda is a senior lecturer in mass communication at Northumbria University, Newcastle, UK.

Giuseppe Destefanis is a lecturer in the Department of Computer Science at Brunel University, UK.

About the Series

Routledge Studies in Science, Technology and Society

Books in this series consider social science aspects of science studies. Authors discuss how science is socially situated and mediated, how science and technology are shaped by society and society by science and technology. Books will consider the social impact of new technologies.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General