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Blockchain and Motivation

Just because something needs to get done doesn’t mean that it will.  I have learned this in many contexts, most recently in writing about the pharmaceutical industry.  They come up as a good candidate to use Blockchain as a way of stopping counterfeiting.  By all accounts, they continue to sit on their hands.  While there are profound losses coupled with compromised safety, it’s not a priority, […]

Sovereign identity on how many networks?

So far, I have been unable to find an identity that works on multiple networks.  Please comment if you have. In the library world, we have OCLC, which is a network of networks.  Melvyl linked the UC system and was eventually subsumed into the larger co-op. If libraries make their own network (again, remember it would replace a co-op), would it be only one network?  Would […]

The Truth About Blockchain: 2 1/2 years later

This article by Marco Iansiti and Karim R. Lakhani came out in the January/February issue of the Harvard Business Review. The authors outline an adaptation cycle for Blockchain, which they predict will closely follow the trajectory of TCP/IP adaptation.  TCP/IP began as a single use application for ARPAnet messaging.  Before that, computers had to be connected to each other in order to communicate. From there, they […]