Tokens Matter

Serafima Osipenko, Carsten Sørensen

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During the global pandemic, information workers were abruptly forced to engage in virtual work. This paper reports on an experiment seeking to formalize the formalization of small team coordination at London Blockchain Lab through the use of blockchain-supported tokenization. The Web3 organizing vision promotes the technology as an enabler of new ways for individuals and organizations to engage in the transparent exchange of scarce digital rights. However, little attention has been paid to the use of blockchain technologies to coordinate distributed collaborative activities. This paper seeks to understand the viability of this vision amongst a community of expected early adopters through design experimentation resulting in interview data. The study points towards the significant gap between the Web3 vision and the problems of realizing this in practice. This highlights fundamental barriers to using blockchain for team collaboration while also pointing toward its potential. Even the most willing and able find it hard to turn code into law through tokenizing collaboration.
TitelProceedings of the 43 International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS)
RedaktørerTilo Böhmann, Kai-Lung Hui, Viswanath Venkatesh
Antal sider16
UdgivelsesstedAtlanta, GA
ForlagAssociation for Information Systems. AIS Electronic Library (AISeL)
ISBN (Trykt)9781958200049
StatusUdgivet - 2022
Udgivet eksterntJa
BegivenhedThe 43rd International Conference on Information Systems: ICIS 2022: Digitization for the Next Generation - Copenhagen, Danmark
Varighed: 9 dec. 202214 dec. 2022
Konferencens nummer: 43


KonferenceThe 43rd International Conference on Information Systems: ICIS 2022
NavnProceedings of the International Conference on Information Systems