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Thinking Critically About Blockchain Technologies

Thinking Critically About Blockchain Technologies

Presentation at Business Week at St. Mary's University Greehey School of Business.

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Angela Walch

October 03, 2018
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  1. Thinking Critically About Blockchain Technologies Angela Walch @angela_walch Professor St.

    Mary’s University School of Law Research Fellow UCL Centre for Blockchain Technologies St. Mary’s University – Business Week Oct. 3, 2018 1 UCL CENTRE FOR BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGIES
  2. How We’ll Proceed • Widespread Fascination with Blockchain Technology •

    Business People as Builders • Early-stage Technology / Confusion & Misunderstanding • Seeking Truth • Keep Calm and Think Critically October 3, 2018 A. Walch, Business Week 2
  3. Blockchain is Amazing!! • Finance • Voting • Health Records

    • Supply Chain • Property Records • Government Benefits • Solving the Irish Border Issue for the UK? October 3, 2018 A. Walch, Business Week 3
  4. What Everyone Says it Is • Immutable • Reflects Truth

    • Trustlessness • Security and Resilience October 3, 2018 A. Walch, Business Week 4
  5. T. Aste, UCL 2016 5

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  9. Critical Thinking… • Immutable? • Truth? • Trustless? • Secure

    and Resilient? October 3, 2018 A. Walch, Business Week 9
  10. Critical Analysis 101 • Ask the Hard Questions. • Insist

    on Precise, Accurate Communication. • Be alert to Hype. • Consider the Source (and the source’s incentives). • Seek Diverse Perspectives. • Doubt Everything. Assume Nothing. • Resist Peer Pressure. October 3, 2018 A. Walch, Business Week 10
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  12. Angela Walch angelawalch.com Twitter: @angela_walch awalch@stmarytx.edu UCL CENTRE FOR BLOCKCHAIN

    TECHNOLOGIES Thank you!