Blockchain: The Advent of Disintermediation

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John Wiley & Sons, Jun 18, 2019 - Business & Economics - 162 pages

The dominance of trusted intermediaries could be weakened by blockchain, a distributed ledger technology, one of the functions of which is to constitute timestamped proofs by replacing inter-individual trust with algorithmic trust.

Blockchain self-executing smart contracts allow us to rethink the practice in the domain of e-commerce, interbank communication, fundraising (and ICOs), justice (timestamping evidence, acts authenticated by blockchain) and businesses in numerous sectors (entertainment, AI, health, real estate, tourism, transport, etc.) which attempt to propose new services by benefiting from blockchains.

This book aims to put into perspective the technical innovations and the uses brought about by blockchain, by identifying that which has a medium- or long-term impact, all while taking into account the social, economic, judicial and administrative resistances that are likely to develop.

 

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Contents

Introduction
ix
Blockchain Technology for
xvii
Introduction to Part 1 3
7
The Dynamics of Disintermediation
37
Blockchain Prospects and Ongoing
61
Introduction to Part 2
75
Proteiform and Multisectoral
91
Conclusion
117
Index
133
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About the author (2019)

Matthieu Quiniou is a Doctor of Private Law and Attorney at Law at the Paris Bar, France. His main interests include digital innovation law, blockchain, data and AI.

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