The Blockchain technology has been hyped substantially in media during the recent
years, both in connection to its use in Bitcoin, but also as a technology in its own
right. This is an emerging technology for secure and free transactions of products
based on the collaborative effort of a network of users and – according to
technology experts – is expected to bring radical societal changes. Financial, IT,
and start-up companies are dedicating much attention and resources to the
development of Blockchain-based applications, both worldwide and in Denmark.
However, solid scientific studies estimating the effects of expected Blockchain
applications are currently lacking and, due to the rapid widespread of the
technology, are urgently needed in order to anticipate potential unwanted
environmental and social consequences. Thus, the project investigates what
environmental and social impacts the Blockchain technology will have as alternative
or substitute of currently available technologies.
Effektiv start/slut dato01/08/201831/07/2021