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8.4 Governance of Digital Commerce and Blockchain

8.4A Governance of Digital Commerce

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

  Lecture Candidates:

8.4B 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]
   Brian Bahlendorf, Blockchain: unlocking power and potential, Emtech, 2017.4.
   Chris Cannucciari, Evolution of Bitcoin. Internet History Project, 2017.12. [video]  
   Coindesk, Verisign explores blockchain, 2017.10.
   Cryptotechinsider, BaaS; China search giant offers blockchaina, 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.
    KG Kim, Blockchain; hacking and security, krIGF, 2017. (in Korean)
   M-Pesa
   McKenzie,  How can creative industries benefit from blockchai? by Ryo Takahashi, 2017.8
   Min, Kyoungsik, Blockchain - tutorial, krIGF, 2017. (in Korean)
   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)
   W3C, Cryptkedgers Community Group and Web Payment Working Group.
   W3C, Digital Assets Transfer Authority.
   W3C, Blockchain and the web.
   WEF, Blockchain; white paper, agenda