Blockchains have been proposed as a panacea for a number of technical and social problems in the world of Web3 – to fight against disinformation/incentivize accurate information in journalism, online encyclopedias, and social media, as a means of banking the un/under banked, for securing online identity, or providing token-based alternatives to self-governing online communities via decentralized autonomous organizations (DOAs). Whether these terms and issues are already familiar to you, or if you’ve always wanted to take a bit of a deeper dive into what blockchains and Web3 are really about – join Molly White for this series of explorative conversations about whether blockchains live up to the hype, what the limitations and trade-offs might be, and to gain a better understanding of the implications this technology holds for the future of the web and humanity.
This 3-part series for HLS students only being offered on 3 Mondays over lunch as a “mini-seminar” on March 6th, March 27th, & April 17th where participants take part in a developing exchange and exploration of these issues. We ask that only those who can commit to the entire 3-part series register. Space is limited to 25 people. Lunch will be served.