Abstract

Blockchain is considered to affect our everyday lives the same way trust - or the lack of it - does. Traditionally, trusted third parties, such as central authorities and middlemen, have been an integral part of everyday transactions. Blockchain is said to have the potential to eliminate the need for such third parties, thus radically transforming the way interactions will occur between individuals, entities and things in an interconnected world.

This debate will focus on possible applications and limits of this technology beyond finance, from agriculture, healthcare and industrial supply chain management to the use of this technology to facilitate digital inclusion, trust, personal data agency and security.