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Wednesday, May 20 • 4:15pm - 4:30pm
Primavera De Filippi: Decentralized blockchain technologies: Freenet or Skynet?

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In this new era of technological transition, decentralized technologies are gaining more and more adoption. Often regarded as a means to promote individual autonomy and civil liberties, the same technologies could (and already have been) used by centralized entities, in order to further their  power. Blockchain technologies come along with new promises of decentralization and emancipation, but can they actually resist the incumbents from the past?

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Primavera de Filippi

CNRS / Harvard / Backfeed
Primavera De Filippi is a postdoctoral researcher at the CERSA / CNRS / Université Paris II (Panthéon-Assas). She is currently a research fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard Law School, where she is investigating the legal challenges of “governance-by-design” in online distibuted architectures, such as Bitcoin, Ethereum etc. She is also a co-founder and Chief Alchemist at Backfeed, a... Read More →

Wednesday May 20, 2015 4:15pm - 4:30pm

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