Jumping on the Blockchain Bandwagon: Lessons of the Past and Outlook to the Future

Michel Avital, Roman Beck, John Leslie King, Matti Rossi, Robin Teigland

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    The panel focuses on blockchain, the technology behind Bitcoin and Ethereum. The topic has drawn much attention recently in both business and academic circles. The blockchain is a distributed, immutable digital record system that is shared among many independent parties and can be updated only by their consensus. If unbiased and incorruptible blockchain-based information systems become prevalent repositories of our records, trusting other humans with
    constructing and maintaining key records to define the resources at our disposal could become unnecessary. In principle, blockchain could provide a decentralized information infrastructure that no one fully controls, thereby no one has absolute power and no one can distort past or current records. The full potential let alone implications of blockchain is still unknown. The panel explores blockchain challenges and opportunities from the IS research perspective.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication2016 International Conference on Information Systems, ICIS 2016
    Number of pages6
    Place of PublicationAtlanta, GA
    PublisherAssociation for Information Systems. AIS Electronic Library (AISeL)
    Publication date2016
    ISBN (Electronic)9780996683135
    Publication statusPublished - 2016
    Event2016 International Conference on Information Systems, ICIS 2016: Digital Innovation at the Crossroads - University of Limerick, Dublin, Ireland
    Duration: 11 Dec 201614 Dec 2016
    Conference number: 37


    Conference2016 International Conference on Information Systems, ICIS 2016
    LocationUniversity of Limerick
    OtherThirty Seventh International Conference on Information Systems
    Internet address
    SeriesProceedings of the International Conference on Information Systems


    • Blockchain technology
    • Distributed ledger
    • Smart contract
    • DeDecentralized organization
    • Sharing economy
    • IS research

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