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7.5 Governance of Digital Commerce and Blockchain

7.5A Governance of Digital Commerce

  Class Outline
   Digital commerce (B2B, B2C, C2C,...)
   Digital payment: Mobile payment (Alipay, WeChatpay,....), M-Pesa, Pay Pal,...
   WTO

  Lecture Candidates:

7.5B Blockchain Governance

  Class Outline    
    Blockchain 
    Digital currency
    Blockchain governance
    
  Class Description (Kenji Saito; From "Blockchains and Distributed Ledger Technology")
    Overview
    Possibility of Blockchains
    What are Companies Remembered in Human History
    Impossibility and Problems of Blockchains

  Class Description - Blockchain Governance Design (by Fred Ehrsam, 2017)
    Two critical components of blockchain governance; incentives and mechanisms for coordination
    Current approaches; Bitcoin, Ethereum
    New chains experimenting with on-chain governance
    Double-edged sword of on-chain governance
    Future approaches
    Voting with people or money?
    Other tools
    Forking
    
  Lecture Candidates: Pindar Wong, Kenji Saito,...

References

   Alipay
   Bitcoin Edge, Bitcoin Edge 2017.
   Bitcoin, Netflix, 2017. [video]
   Bitcoin Conferences: Complete List for 2018, Bitcoin Market Journal, 2018.2.
   Blockchain Economic Forum, Singapore, 2018.2.
   Blockchain protocol analysis and security engineering, Stanford, 2018.1.24-26 (annual conference)
   Brian Bahlendorf, Blockchain: unlocking power and potential, Emtech, 2017.4.
   Center for International Governance Innovations, What is Blockchain?, 2018.1.20.
   Chris Cannucciari, Evolution of Bitcoin. Internet History Project, 2017.12. [video]  
   Coindesk, Block chain city (Wangxiang) in China, 2016. (by P. Razzo)
   Coindesk, Verisign explores blockchain, 2017.10.
   Cryptotechinsider, BaaS; China search giant offers blockchaina, 2018.1.
   Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT): Wealthy Contrarian, 2018.1. 
   Ghana.com, Stamp.Africa, 2017.12.
    Vinay Gupta, Brief history of blockchain, Harvard Business Review, 2017.
   IBM, IBM launches cross-border blockchain payments, Venture Beat, 2017.10.
   IEEE Spectrum, Special Report on Blockchain World, 2017.10.
   IGF, Dynamic Coalition on Blockchain, 2017. [3 workshops on blockchain and e-commerce during 2017 IGF]
   Internet History Library, Blockchain (videos).
    Joichi Ito, Blockchain: The view ahead,  Business of Blockchain, MIT, 2017.
    Joichi Ito and Reid Hoffman, Future of Work, EmTech, 2017.
    MyungSan Jun, Blockchain Government, Springer, 2018.2.
   KG Kim, Blockchain; hacking and security, krIGF, 2017. (in Korean)
   Linux Foundation, Hyperledger Project.
   M-Pesa
   Shinichiro Matsuo, Blockchain Security, Medium, 2018.1. (in Japanese)
   McKenzie,  How can creative industries benefit from blockchai? by Ryo Takahashi, 2017.8
   Min, Kyoungsik, Blockchain - tutorial, krIGF, 2017. (in Korean)
   MIT Media Lab., Business of  Blockchain , April 2018 (annual event)
   MIT Technology Review, Governments are testing their own cryptocurrencies, 2017.9.25.
   MIT Technology Review, New business of blockchain conference, 2017. [video]
   MIT Technology Review, How blockchain could give us a smarter energy grid, 2017.10.
   Satoshi Nakamoto, Bitcoin: A peer-to-peer electronic cash system, 2008.
   OECD, Digital Economy Outlook, 2017. 
   Pay Pal
   Wessel Reijers, Governance in blockchain technology and social content theories, Ledger, 2016, pp.134-151.
   Kenji Saito, Whats So Different About Blockchain?, IEEE, 2016. 
   Kenji Saito, Position Statement on Blockchain, WWW, 2017.
   Kenji Saito, Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology, Speaker Deck, 2016.12.
   Kenji Saito, Blockchain: Basics and Problems, 2017.9.19. [Japanese]
   Kenji Saito, Blockchain #7; Hyper Ledger, 2017.9.20.[Japanese]   
   Kenji Saito, Bio, 2017. (from ppt/2016.12)
   Scaling Bitcoin Workshop, Tokyo, 2018.10.6-7. (First workshop in Montreal, 2015.9.12-13)
   Shigeki Suzuki and Jun Murai, Blockchain as an auditable communications, Proceedings of COMPSAC, 2017.
   TwoBitIdiot, 95 crypto thesis for 2018, 2018.1.
   US Senate, Bitcoin Hearing, 2017.11.30. 2018.2.6
   W3C, Cryptkedgers Community Group and Web Payment Working Group.
   W3C, Digital Assets Transfer Authority.
   W3C, Blockchain and the web.
   WEF, Blockchain; white paper, agenda